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Private Cyril MARTIN, G/18468, 11th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 7th June 1917, age 19.

Born Southampton, Hampshire, son of Arthur Osmond Martin and Harietta Martin.


Possible - 1911 Census - The Teachers Orphanage, 7 West Hill, Sydenham, London SE - Cyril Martin, inmate, age 12, attending school, born Southampton, Hampshire.

1911 Census - 29 & 30 Burgate Street, Canterbury, Kent - *Arthur Athelstane Martin, head, age 32, widower, 1 child, still alive, shop manager, boot & shoe store. worker, born Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire; #Eugenie Martin, sister, age 22, single, born Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire; Cyril Arthur Athelstane Martin, son, age 9 months, born Canterbury, Kent.


Enlisted  Canterbury, Kent, age 19 years & 43 days, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 127lbs. Resided 25 Burgate Street, Canterbury, Kent.

Home 11th May 1915 to 20th September 1916; BEF 21st September 1916 to 7th June 1917.

11th May 1915, enlisted Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles, (Territorial Force), Service No.2573 & posted Depot; 11th May 1915, posted 3/1, Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles; 15th June 1915, transferred to 2/1 Royal East Kent Mounted Rifles; 21st July 1916, Bridge, Inattention at Drill, not marching to attention when ordered, 7 days confined to Barracks; 21st September 1916, embarked; 22nd September 1916, Etaples, 38 Infantry Base Depot, France; 11th October 1916, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment, posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 14th October 1916, joined Battalion, In the Field.

16th September 1919, Statement of Relatives, (completed by brother, Osmond E Martin) - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, none; Mother, none; Brothers - *Arthur Athelstan Martin, age 40, 30 Castle Street, Buckingham; Reginald James Martin, age 30, Ferozepore, India; Osmond Ethelbert Martin, age 39, 35 Carlisle Road, Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire; Sisters - #Eugene Martin, age 32, 30 Castle Street, Buckingham; Dorcas Martin, age 31, 288 Southampton Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire; Burdett Martin, age 28, "Pattiswick", Bassett, Hampshire.

Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 45 and 47, Belgium.


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