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Colin Swinburne Martin (1920–1946)

Judge's Son Dies From Injuries

Mr Colin Swinburne Martin, who died on Monday night from injuries received in a car accident, was the second son of Mr Justice Martin, of the Supreme Court.

He attended Scotch College from 1931-1937, and was equal Dux of the school in 1937. Then he was at Trinity College until 1941, when he graduated bachelor of arts, with honours, and final exhibition, school of history, in 1940.

Joining the RAN in March, 1941, he served in the Indian Ocean in HMS Scout and HMAS Norman, of which he was navigating officer for nine months. He was mentioned in despatches. Dicharged in January of this year, he had been acting since then asassociate to his father. He was recently awarded a Rehabilitation Scholarship to Oxford University, which he was to take up early in the new year. Meantime he had almost completed a thesis on "Irrigation" to qualify for his MA degree.

There will be a private cremation today at Springvale after a service at the chapel of A. A. Sleight Pty Ltd, St Kilda rd, at 2.15pm.

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'Martin, Colin Swinburne (1920–1946)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


25 November, 1920
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


11 November, 1946 (aged 25)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

motor vehicle accident

Religious Influence

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Military Service