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Private Dennis MARTIN,  G/23123, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 26th October 1917, age 38.

Born, Hastings, Sussex, son of William & Eliza Martin, of 15, Foord Street, Rochester, Kent.

17th August 1905, Canterbury, Kent, married Bertha Emma Due, spinster, of 18 Plynlimmon Road, Hastings, Sussex

Child - Clara Winifred Bertha Martin, born 3rd October 1907, Rochester, Kent.


1911 Census - 18 Plynlimmon Road, Hastings, Sussex - Dennis Martin, head, age 32, married, Agent, Publishing Company, worker, born Hastings, Sussex; Bertha Emma Martin, wife, age 30, married 6 years, 1 child, still alive, born Westfield, Sussex; Clara Winifred Bertha Martin, daughter, age 3, born Chatham, Kent;


Enlisted Hastings, Sussex, age 37 years & 11 months, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 126lbs. Resided 18 Plynlimmon Road, Hastings, Sussex /  326, High Street, Rochester, Kent / 55 Tyler Street, Gravesend, Kent / 16 North Terrace, Halton, Hastings, Sussex /15 Foord Street, Rochester, Kent.  Formerly porter.

Home 10th December 1915 to 4th November 1916; BEF 5th November 1916 to 26th October 1917.

10th December 1915, enlisted; 17th December 1915 to Army Reserve; 26th June 1916, mobilized; 28th June 1916, posted 24th (Reserve) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, Service No.3674; 1st September 1916, posted 100, Middlesex Regiment; 22nd October 1916, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 23rd October 1916, embarked / disembarked; 5th November 1916, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th November 1916, joined Battalion, In the Field; 26th October 1917, posted missing.

8th July 1918, pension of 20/5 a week awarded to widow & one child.

11th April 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow - Bertha Emma Martin, 15 Foord Street, Rochester; Child - Clara Winifred Bertha Martin, 3rd October 1907, 15 Foord Street, Rochester; Father,William Martin, 15 Foord Street, Rochester; Mother, Eliza Martin, 15 Foord Street, Rochester; Brothers - Albert Herbert Thomas Martin, age 44, 16 North Terrace, Halton, Hastings, Sussex; Charles Arthur Martin, age 40, 135 Queens Road, Hastings, Sussex; Herbert James Martin, age 38, 10 The Hill, Northfleet, Kent; Percy Robert Martin, age 36, 11 St Andrews Street, South Croydon; Sisters - Carrie Naomi Coote, age 34, 3 May Villas, High Street, Swanley, Kent; Lilian Matilda Martin, age 32, 15, Foord Street, Rochester, Kent; Annie Sarah Poldon?, age 30, 24, Foord Street, Rochester, Kent.

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Belgium & Hastings & St Leonards War Memorial


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