Soldier Boy: The True Story of Jim Martin, the Youngest Anzac
Penguin Books Australia, 2001
Secondary, Upper Primary
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On 28 June 1915, young James Martin sailed from Melbourne aboard the troopship Berrima – bound for Gallipoli. He was just fourteen years old, the youngest of all Australian soldiers. He died only four months later. This is also the story of his mother who, like many others, lost a son, a brother, an uncle and a friend. The true story of Jim Martin is based on historical records and shows the war in Europe as well as its affect on people back in Australia.