Martin, W C
WILLIAM CHARLES MARTIN
Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 5D and 6D.
He enlisted in Guildford, Surrey; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 2 February 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Jane (nee DURRANT) and the late Edward Thomas MARTIN.
His parents married 10 May 1882 in Hendon, Middx. Edward died 1899 in the St Pancras, London, district aged 40; Jane possibly died 1920 in the Islington, London, district aged 63.
William was born 1886 in Cricklewood, Middx, and resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, aged 4 he lived in Cricklewood, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, a telegraph messenger aged 14 he lived in Willesden, with his widowed mother and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, possibly a Private in the 2nd East Lancs Regiment aged 24, he was stationed at Wellesley Barracks, somewhere.
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)