CHARLES EDMUND MARTIN

 

Born: 4th January 1897, Brighton, East Sussex.

Died: 17th April 1917; age: 20; at Ipswich Hospital.

Enlistment Location: Guildford, Surrey.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 292045.

Regiment: Devonshire Regiment, 1st/7th (Cyclist) Battalion.

 

Grave Reference:

C.21.6.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901   ‘Tennyson’ Oxford Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire.

 

Charles was 4 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Theophilus Martin, 26, a Cycle & Motor Repairer, born Brighton.

Florence Maud Martin (nee Miller), 24, born Chelsea, Middlesex.

Ernest James Martin, 3, born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Arthur Robert Martin, 8 months, born Cambridge.

 

1911   32, Loden Road, Preston, East Sussex.

 

Charles was 14 years old and living with his father, brothers, maternal grandmother & aunt.

Theophilus, 35, a Motor Car Driver.

Ernest, 12.

Arthur, 11.

Lionel Richard Martin, 9, born Brighton.

Reginald Martin, 7, born Brighton.

Cecil Martin, 5, born Brighton.

Leslie Herbert Martin, 3, born Brighton.

Albert Edward Martin, 2, born Brighton.

Ellen Miller, 66, born Chelsea.

Ellen Catherine Miller, 32, a Forewomen – Laundry, born Chelsea.

 

Charles’s mother, Florence, was 33 years old, and a Patient at the Brighton & Hove Hospital for Women.

 

Charles’s brother, James Ernest Martin also lost his life during the First World War on the 11th December 1917, he was 19 years old. James was ranked an Air Mechanic 1st Grade, of the Royal Naval Air Service, service number J.34195, when the H.M. Airship C27 went down in flames and crashed into the North Sea. James was mentioned twice in despatches. Widow, Louisa Victoria Martin of 27, Dover Road, Preston Parks, Brighton. James is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Florence Maud Martin – mother.

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