"Joseph Walter O’Malley Martin was born in September 1846 and entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon in April 1871.
He subsequently witnessed active service in the Zulu War in 1879 (Medal & clasp)
In addition to being present in operations in the First Anglo-Boer War 1880-81, when he served at Wakerstroom. He was afterwards present in the Suakin operations of 1885 (Medal & clasp; Khedive’s Star). Martin was placed on the Retired List as a Surgeon Lieutenant-Colonel in September 1891 and died in Dublin on 16 September 1895"