David Martinson

Born 12.02.1871

Place Riga, Latvia

Ethnic origin Latvian

Religion Lutheran


Wife Praskovia Martinson (nee Baranov), married 1918, daughter

Arrived at Australia
from London
on 7.03.1916
per Barunga
disembarked at Melbourne

Residence before enlistment Melbourne

Occupation Ship's carpenter

service number 2141
enlisted 14.03.1916
POE Melbourne
unit 2nd Pioneer Battalion
rank Private
place Western Front, 1916-1917
final fate RTA 11.01.1918
discharged 13.04.1918 MU

Naturalisation 1918

Residence after the war Melbourne

Died 26.05.1938


Digitised naturalisation (NAA)

Digitised service records (NAA)

Application to enlist in the AIF (NAA)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM)

Investigation Branch file (NAA)

Blog article



Newspaper articles

Bolsheviks in South Melbourne. Amusing case at local court. - Record, Emerald Hill, 1 March 1919, p. 4.

Panaskowe partners. - Truth, Brisbane, 9 March 1919, p. 12.

Wife assaults husband. - Argus, Melbourne, 28 April 1922, p. 8.