The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private R Martin


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Private Richard MARTIN, S/981, 1st  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, at Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, Norwich, 30th April 1915. 

Born, Haggerston, London, N. son of Richard Martin.

Served K.R.R., discharged time expired.


1911 Census - Church House, St Clements Alley, Norwich - Philip Salkind, head, age 30, married, dealer in antiques, pictures, china, furniture, born Norwich; Emily Salkind, wife, age 24, married 1 year, no children, born Norwich; Daniel Salkind, brother, age 31, single, tailor, worker, born Norwich; Gladys Fuller, boarder, age 21, single, born Norwich; Earnest Pittitt, boarder, age 20, single, blacksmith, Electric Tramway welder, worker, born London; Samuel Poulson, boarder, age 30, blacksmith, Electric Tramway welder, worker, born Wolverhampton; Leonard Leggott, boarder, age 28, blacksmith, Electric Tramway welder, worker, born London; Alfred Dewick, boarder, age 28, blacksmith, Electric Tramway welder, worker, born London; Richard Martin, boarder, age 31, single, French Polisher, born London.


16th April 1911, St Pauls, Bethnal Green, Richard Martin, age 27, bachelor, French Polisher, 4 Austin Street, father Richard Martin deceased, carman, married Florence Allen, age 22, spinster. 4 Austin Street, father George Allen, cabinet maker.

Children - Florence Amelia Martin, born 28th February 1912, Bethnal Green; Richard Martin, born 5th September 1913, Hackney; Alice Grace Martin, born 11th June 1915, Shoreditch.

Enlisted  Shoreditch, London, age 36 (or 32 on Attestation), height 5ft 5 inches, weight 112lbs, complexion medium, blue eyes, grey hair, flowers right arm, vague marks left arm. Resided 85 Mansfield Street, Kingsland Road, London N. /5 Elton Place, Boleyn Road, Islington. Formerly French Polisher.

Home, 24th September 1914 to 10th March 1915; BEF, 11th March 1915 to 24th April 1915; Home, 25th April 1915 to 30th April 1915. 

24th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 4th November 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 24th December 1914, Chatham, absent from Tattoo until 9pm, 30th December 1914, 14 days Field Punishment & forfeits 7 days pay; 7th February 1915, Fort Darland, absent from 8.30am parade and remaining absent until 5.55pm on 12th February, 14 days Field Punishment & forfeits 6 days pay;  11th March 1915, posted BEF & 1st Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 18th April 1915, 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, severe stomach wound;  25th April 1915, arrived England.

Buried at Norwich Cemetery, 25. 192. Norfolk.


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