Private John William Martin

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

1898

Date of Death

21 Oct 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation

Painter and decorator

Employer

Frederick Price, Albion Road, Luton

Service Number

G/14844

Place of Birth

Luton
United Kingdom

World War I Address

25 Queen Street
Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Somme
France

Grave Location

Grandcourt Road Cemetery
Grandcourt
France

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Source

The Luton News , 7th December 1916
Pte John William Martin

 

Pte John William Martin, G/14844, machine gun section, 13th Battalion Royal Sussex regiment, was killed in action on the Somme on October 21st, 1916. He was aged 18.

As a member of the Beds Territorial Force he was mobilised at the outbreak of war and subsequently transferred to the Royal Sussex Regiment. He had been at the Front since August 1916. Before the war he was worked for painter and house decorator Frederick Price, of Albion Road, Luton.

Parents Francis Joseph and Alice Susannah Martin lived at 25 Queen Street, Luton, at the time of their son's death.

Individual Location

Pte John William Martin

Author: Deejaya

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