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Soldier boy : the true story of Jim Martin the youngest Anzac / Anthony Hill
Bib ID 792688
Format BookBook [cartographic image, still image, volume]
Author
Hill, Anthony, 1942- , author
 
Description Ringwood, Victoria : Penguin, 2001 
©2001 
173 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, porpraits ; 20 cm 
ISBN 0141003308
0734305303
Series

Kerry White collection of Australian children's books.

Summary

On 28 June 1915, young James Martin sailed from Melbourne aboard the troopship Berrima - bound, ultimately, for Gallipoli. He was just fourteen years old. "Soldier Boy" is Jim's extraordinary true story, the story of a young and enthusiastic school boy who became Australia's youngest known Anzac. Four months after leaving his home country he would be numbered among the dead, just one of so many soldier boys who travelled halfway around the world for the chance of adventure. This is, however, just as much the story of Jim's mother, Amelia Martin. It is the heartbreaking tale of the mother who had to let him go, of his family who lost a son, a brother, an uncle, a friend. It is about Amelia's boy who, like so many others, just wanted to be in on the action.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (page 167-[171])

Subjects Martin, Jim, - -1915  |  Australia. - Army - Biography.  |  World War, 1914-1918 - Campaigns - Turkey - Gallipoli Peninsula - Biography.  |  World War, 1914-1918 - Australia - Biography.  |  Australian

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