The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Corporal G Martin


Corporal George  MARTIN,  S/946, 1st  Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 18th April 1915, age 34.

Born, Stone near Dartford, Kent.

Previously served in Royal West Kent Regiment, time expired. Served in the South African Campaign.

14th April 1914, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, married, Ada Barrett, spinster. 

Children -  Fred Sidney/Spivey? Barrett, born 10/18th June 1913, Huddersfield, Yorkshire; George Alfred Martin, born 12th April 1915, Loftus, Gainsborough, Yorkshire. 

Enlisted  Huddersfield, Yorkshire, age 34 years & 330 days (or age 28 & 330 days), height 5ft 6 inches, 142lbs, hazel eyes, brown hair, tattoo marks both forearms.  Resided 42 Manchester Road, Huddersfield, Yorkshire / 17 Tees Street, Loftus, Yorkshire / 20, Charles Street, South Parade, Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Formerly labourer.

Home, 21st September 1914 to 6th December 1914; BEF, 7th December 1914 to 18th April 1915.

21st September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th September 1914, Fort Darland, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 7th December 1914, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 8th January 1915, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 1st April 1915, appointed Acting Corporal.

1st November 1915, pension of 15/- a week awarded to widow & one child, 3/6 a week temporary continuation of Separation Allowance for child Alfred Spivey Barrett (not to extend beyond 31st December 1915).

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

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