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Soldier Boy : The True Story of Jim Martin, the Youngest Anzac - Anthony Hill

Soldier Boy

The True Story of Jim Martin, the Youngest Anzac

By: Anthony Hill

Paperback | 2 April 2001 | Edition Number 1

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The true story of Jim Martin, the youngest Anzac.

On 28th June 1915, young James Martin sailed from Melbourne on the troopship Berrima, bound ultimately for Gallipoli. He was just 14 years old. This is Jim's extraordinary story of how an inexperienced & enthusiastic school boy became Australia's youngest Anzac.

About the Author

Anthony Hill is a Canberra based writer, former journalist & speechwriter for the Governor General. In addition to this, he & his family ran an antique shop for 5 years in a small country town in New South Wales. The experience formed the basis of his first two books, the Bunburyists, & Antique Furniture in Australia. His first children's book, Birdsong was followed by his award winning novella, The Burnt Stick. He is also the author of Spindrift & Forbidden. Soldier Boy & Young Digger are the products of the author's extensive research & travel to the Gallipoli peninsula & the battlefields of the Great War.

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