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Person Details



NIWM Ref: 7934
RBWM Ref: WM279

Person Details

Date of birth: 24/06/1882
Place of birth: Leigh, Hildenborough Kent
Nationality: British
A.K.A: Robert   MARTIN
Date of death: 26/10/1914
Place of death: No.33 Casualty Clearing Station, Bethune, France
Manner of death: Died of wounds
Age at death: 32
CWGC Ref: 60732
TWGPP Ref: 3068132
Address: Lower Nursery The Nursery Sunningdale
Civilian occupation: Farming and agriculture

Military details

Military Organisation: Army
Rank: Private
Service Number: 6212
Military Organisation: Army
Joined: Reservist or Territorial
Military Organisation: Army
Rank: Private
Service Number: 6212


Father Frederick MARTIN
Late Mother Philadelphia MARTIN (nee ALLEN)
Son Sidney Robert MARTIN
Daughter Philadelphia MARTIN
Wife Emily Ellen MARTIN (nee HATHAWAY)

Additional information

James married Emily Ellen Hathaway at the Holy Trinity Church in Sunningdale Berkshire. He was the son of Frederick and the late Philadelphia Martin of Sunningdale, Berkshire; husband of Emily Martin of Watford, Hertfordshire. Served in the South African Campaign, also in India.
James had been in the Army before WW1 and also served in the South African Campaign, and in India. James was wounded on 26th October 1914 from machine gun fire wounded in the neck. This was around the time of the first battle of Ypres. He was taken to the 15th Field Ambulance and would have been taken to the 33rd Casualty Clearing Station at Bethune. From the service records it appears that James died before he reached Bethune. He is remembered at Bethune Town Cemetery.

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