Oriel is remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.


Born: 1899, Higham, Kent.

Died: 9th April 1942; age 42; PoW.

Residence: 16, Badshah Avenue, Ipswich.


Rank: Lieutenant Quarter Master; Service Number: 157127.

Regiment: Royal Artiilery, attached to 1 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Indian Regiment.


Grave Reference:


Kranji War Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Minnie Martin; husband of Ellen Elizabeth Martin, of Ipswich.




1901   1, Kent Cottages, Higham, Kent.


Oriel was a year old and living with his parents & brothers.

George Martin, 31, a General Labourer, born Higham.

Minnie Francis Martin (nee Ager), 27, born Hoo, Kent.

George Charles Henry Martin, 7, born Higham.

Percy William Sidney Martin, 6, born Higham.

Albert Edward Ernest Martin, 3, born Higham.


1911   23, Mount Pleasant Road, Dartford, Kent.


Oriel was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

George, 42, a General Labourer – Paper Mill.

Minnie, 38.

Charles, 18, a General Labourer – Saw Mill.

Percy, 16, a General Labourer – Paper Mill.

Albert, 14, an Office Boy – Iron Foundry.

Doris Constance Mary Martin, 6, born Stone, Kent.

Leonard Robert Edwin Martin, 4, born Dartford.

Vera May Susan Martin, 2, born Dartford.

Irene Myrtle Florence Martin, 4 months, born Dartford.


In 1925, at Ipswich, Oriel married Ellen Elizabeth Madder, born 1902, Ipswich. They had 2 children.


Probate to Ellen Elizabeth Martin – widow.

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