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Private H A Martin


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Private Herbert Albert MARTIN, G/20537,   "D" Company, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 2nd July 1918, age 19.

1st October 1898, born Shoreditch, Middlesex, son of George Charles & Mary Ann Martin, of 41, Wilmer Gardens, Hoxton, London.

21st December 1898, St Mary, Haggerston, Hackney, baptism of Bertie Albert Martin, son of George Charles, (cabinet maker), & Mary Ann Martin, 97 Mansfield Street.


1911 Census - 57 Wilmer Gardens., Hoxton, London - George Charles Martin, head, age 53, married, cabinet maker, worker, born Shoreditch, London; Mary Martin, wife, age 55, married 35 years, 10 children, 9 still alive, collor maker, worker, born Shoreditch, London; Elizabeth Martin, daughter, age 29, single, bottle wsher, worker, born Shoreditch, London; Rose Martin, daughter, age 23, single, book folder, worker, born Shoreditch, London; George Charles Martin, son, age 21, single, cabinet maker, worker, born Shoreditch, London; Louisa Martin, daughter, age 17, single, cigar maker, worker, born Shoreditch, London; Herbert Martin, son, age 12, school, born Shoreditch, London; Elizabeth Martin, grand daughter, age 5, born Shoreditch, London.


Enlisted Shoreditch, London, age 18.  Resided 41, Wilmer Gardens, Hoxton, Middlesex. Formerly upholsterer improver.

Home 11th November 1916 to 28th January 1918; BEF 29th January 1918 to 2nd July 1918.

11th November 1916, enlisted; 12th November 1916, to Army Reserve; 20th February 1917, Infantry Depot, Aldershot, aged 18 years & 2 months, height 5ft 3½ inches, weight 112lbs, mobilized & posted 97th Training Reserve Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, Service No.TR/10/34891; 21st June 1917, transferred & posted to 209th Training Reserve Battalion; 1st December 1917, posted 51st (Grad) Battalion, Training Reserve, Middlesex Regiment; 29th January 1918, embarked / disembarked; 31st January 1918, Etaples "J" Depot, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment & posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th February 1918, joined Battalion, In the Field; 3rd April 1918, sick to Field Ambulance; 9th April 1918, Camieres, 4 General Hospital, PUO; 11th April 1918, Etaples, 6 Convalescent Depot; 14th April 1918, Trouville, 15 Convalescent Depot; 8th May 1918, Etaples, "J" Depot; 28th May 1918, rejoined Battalion In the Field.

20th March 1919, date when Separation Allowance of 8/9 a week payable to mother will cease.

8th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, none; Mother, Mary Ann Martin, 47 Wilmer Gardens, Hoxton, N1; Brothers - George Charles Martin, age 28, 10 Harman? Street, Hoxton, N1; Sisters - Mary Ann Pye?, age 43, 13 Clarence Terrace, Haggerston; Nell? Hills, age 41, 8 Bay Street, Dalston; Minnie Wilton?, age 39, 74 Edinborough Buildings, Popham?; Elizabeth Louisa Wiles, age 37, 8 Bay Street, Dalston; Kate Florence Towers, age 35, 108 Holley Street, Dalston; Rosina? Duston, age 32, 7 Canonbury Grove, N1; Louisa Beresford, age 25, 2 Wilton Street, Islington, N1.

Buried at Harponville Communal Cemetery Extension, F.4., France.


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