Pte Martin - Kolodong, NSW, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 31° 53.152 E 152° 26.637
56J E 447412 N 6472079
Quick Description: This grey headstone includes Private Alexander Martin, who died in Papua New Guinea in 1943.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 6/30/2022 9:15:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM16CJ6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
Views: 3

Long Description:
The grey-brown granite tablet headstone has three Martin family names on it, with the applicable one being on the bottom. It is for Private Alexander [*Austin] Martin. The bottom three lines, in raised relief transcription reads:

Pte. ALEXANDER MARTIN
killed in action Salamaua New Guinea
Aug. 4 1943 aged 21 years
R. I. P.

The Salamaua–Lae campaign was held in New Guinea, 22 April – 16 September 1943, where the allied forces tried to capture the two major Japanese bases. Alexander Martin was one of some ~1,800 allies that died there, until Salamaua was taken. [Wikipedia]

* Virtual War Memorial: Service number NX98471, Private, Born 4 Oct 1921, Died 4 August 1943, Killed In Action

Visited: 1511, Friday, 29 April, 2022

Type of Death Listed: War related (Killed in Action)

Cause of death inscription on headstone: KIA

Website (if available): Not listed

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