Martin Bligh First World War Soldier c1915

Martin Bligh snr is a driver at Gallipoli during the First World War, returning home safely to his family.
He is married to Maud Briety and works in Barambah as an overseer at the farm. The farm grew fruit and vegetables that are provided to the community on ration days and also provides vegetables for the Soup Kitchen.


  1. Ross emmerson Reply
    I wonder if you have any further information about martin who is my great grandfather the family may have some photos or the memory shed may have some important stuff the Australian Wat Memorial might be interested in?

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