Harold David Martin

01/01/1917 - 05/05/2020

In accordance with the Government restrictions for gathering,

a PRIVATE funeral Service will be held.

The Bethany Family invite you to leave a tribute for the family.

This Ceremony will be streamed from 1.00pm on Friday 15th May 2020. Please follow the link below: https://www.bethanyfuneral.com.au/tribute-centre/

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  1. 15 May 2020

    Fond memories & admiration of the survivors of the Burma Railway. My father was also a survivor of the Rakuyo Maru sinking rescued after 4 days by the USS Sealion – remarkable life.

    RIP Harold

    Lest We Forget

    Mike Kearney

    Mike Kearney

  2. 15 May 2020

    I never knew you, but I feel I do after watching your amazing story, tears swell in my eyes, you make me proud to be Australian, Good bye for now our hero!

    Karen krispyn

  3. 15 May 2020

    Harold I want to thank you for always being there for my Mum. Thank you for being an incredible friend to her and to me. I was so proud to introduce you to my little family when Sunny came along . Thank you for the beautiful lunch dates, the balcony chats , the drives in you gorgeous car , welcoming us into your home , sharing your incredible life journey and stories … we love you and always will .

    To your family … we are thinking of you all and send lots of love 💕

    Aleisha Lloyd Warren and Sunny’s sharpe

  4. 15 May 2020

    Fond and proud memories of our family cousin. Rest in Peace Harold.
    Allan and Margaret Britton
    (Martin and Reddy Families)

    Harold David Martin

  5. 15 May 2020

    We salute you & will ever be very thankful Legend Harold & all those who served & auffered for us, My beloved Dad was there too. ❤️🤗

    Doug Cornish

  6. 15 May 2020

    Although we only met Harold about 6 years ago we became friends and we were able to share my Dad Jack Huckins’ (Deceased) story with Harold. They were both POWs with the Japanese and were on the same convoy of ships sunk by the US Submarine the Pampanito. Harold was luckily picked up by the Submarine but my Father was picked up by a Japanese Battleship and remained a POW for a further 18 months. Harold was able to read my Dad’s story and related so much as they had both been in the same camps on the Burma railway construction. I am sorry that Harold and my Dad never got to meet in this life but I’m sure they will be getting together soon in the next life.
    Harold, you’ve done your bit and now it’s time to have a rest. Thank you for your service. RIP Harold

    Alan and Margaret Huckins

  7. 15 May 2020

    RIP old digger. Side by side as POW with my Dad Wally Winter. True hero’s.
    Lets we forget.

    Jan Robinson (nee Winter)

  8. 15 May 2020

    An absolute privilege to have met you Harold Martin. We will not let your story be forgotten. Thank you so very much for your service.

    Jennifer Thompson

  9. 14 May 2020

    Harold it was a privilege to spend time with you in Geraldton and at Hellfire Pass. A true gentleman. Thank you for your service to this great country, may you Rest In Peace

    Kerry & Christina Ross

  10. 14 May 2020

    It is an honour to have known you Harold. A survivor of the Burma Thailand Raiway as a Prisoner of War of the Japanese followed by the sinking of the Rakuyo Maru. During this period one in five Australians died but the biggest miracle was that four out of five survived. RIP Harold. Lest We Forget.
    David Piesse.

    David Piesse

  11. 13 May 2020

    A true hero to have survived the Burma railway hardship. Vale Digger Martin.

    Margaret Owens

  12. 13 May 2020

    It was a privilege to know Harold as a valued Resident of St Joseph’s Lodge for nearly 8 years. He was loved and respected by his neighbours Marjory, Margaret and the Carltons as well as SJL Board members.
    RIP Harold Martin

    Sheryl Rowe

  13. 12 May 2020

    Tall and strong, respected and revered, and a man of true honor. Not forgotten.

    Alan Millar

  14. 12 May 2020

    Tall and strong, respected and revered. A man of true honor. Not forgotten. Alan


  15. 11 May 2020

    I am the daughter of the late Neil MacPherson fellow POW who spent time with Harold in Albany and in Thailand and as a result I knew Harold. I send my deepest sympathy to all the family. May he Rest In Peace . Such a courageous man.

    Joanne Pearce

  16. 11 May 2020

    Our deepest condolences to all Harold’s family. From all the members of the Riley Motor Club. His exploits during and after WW2 are the stuff of legend. Rest in peace old friend.

    Peter Withers

  17. 09 May 2020

    Deepest condolences to Harold’s family and friends.
    RIP old digger say hello to my Dad (Wally Winter).
    Lest we forget

    Julie Brown (née Winter)