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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Michael Peck 2007
additional information Michael Donat

The village war memorial is to be found within the church grounds and takes the form of a cross on a tapering shaft mounted on a plinth with a four-stepped base. There are 14 names for World War 1 and 2 for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Michael Peck 2007

To the glory of God and in memory of the men of Martin who fell in the Great War 1914 – 1918.
Their name liveth for evermore.



[Private on memorial.] Corporal 207, 8th Battalion, Australian Light Horse. Killed in action 4rd May 1915. Aged 23. Born Martin. Son of James William Baker Atkin and Annie Baker of Church End, West Walton, Wisbech. Brother of Mrs. H Dolby also of Church End. . Farmer by trade. Educated at Martin by Timberland National School. Emigrated aged 17. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM). Buried in DAMASCUS WAR CEMETERY. D.72. Australian Roll of Honour.


Arthur C

Possibly Arthur Charles Baker. Private 242788. 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, formerly 25038 Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st September 1918. Born Lincoln and enlisted Sleaford, Lincs. Commemorated H.A.C CEMETERY, Ecoust-St Mein. II.A.3.



Possibly Private 87510. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 30th November 1917. Son of Ernest Robert and Mary Maria Baker. Born South Stoke and enlisted Grantham, Lincs. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMOTIAL, Louverval. Panel 12 and 13.



Private 201224. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd November 1917. Born Martin Dale, enlisted Lincoln and resident Metheringham, Lincs. Commemorated CHOCQUERS MILITARY CEMETERY. I.N.3.



Private 6500. 4th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 2nd December 1916, aged 33 years. Son of Edward and Margaret Beaumont of Martin, Lincs. Born Martin, enlisted Billinghay and resident Martin, Lincs. Commemorated FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. I.H.22.


Joseph Walter

Private 23662. 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd October 1916, aged 19 years. Son of Thomas and S.A Burr of White House, Martin, Lincs. Born Blankney Fen, enlisted Sleaford and resident Martin, Lincs. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL. Pier and Face 1C.



Private. The 1901 census for Rowston, Lincs has a listing for Joseph Franklin and his wife Mary, who had the maiden name of Speed, and their household is an adopted son, George Speed, aged 10, a schoolboy, born Carlton Scroopt, Lincolnshire, resident Lowfield, Rowston, Sleaford, Lincolnshire.



Sapper 153801. 15th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died 27th May 1918, aged 30 years. Son of 9the late) Herbert Fulford and Mrs Grundy (formerly Fulford) of 60 Albion Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire. Husband of Harriet Fulford of Martin, Lincs. Commemorated SOISSONS MEMORIAL.



L/Corporal G/66561. D Coy, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 8th September 1918, aged 28 years. Son of Samuel and Eliza Lee of Martin, Lincs. Born Martin, enlisted Billinghay and resident Martin, Lincs. Commemorated VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL. Panel 3.



Memorial states Private. Possibly L/Corporal 17451 Robert Mills. 6th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 15th September 1916. Born Aswarby, Lincs and enlisted Barnsley, Yorks. Commemorated LONSDALE CEMETERY, Authuile. V.V.3



Private 21697. 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 27th December 1916, aged 21 years. Son of Thomas Depaer and Betsy Ann Short of Martin, Lincs. Born Martin, enlisted Sleaford and resident Martin, Lincs. Commemorated GUARDS CEMETERY, Lesboeufs. XI.I.9.


Ernest V

Sapper 508104. 70th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 19th March 1918, aged 20 years. Son of Robert and (the late) Annie Stubley of Martin, Lincs. Born Halifax, Yorks, enlisted Sleaford and resident Martin, Lincs. Commemorated CROIX-DU-BAC BRITISH CEMETERY, Steenwerck. I.G.9.



Private on memorial. Unable to identify CWGC/SDGW and no further information currently.



[Also spelt Aleck] Private 21368, 10th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action in France 28th April 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Martin, enlisted Grimsby. Son of Samuel and Mary Ware, baptised 15 July 1896 in Martin, Lincolnshire, resident Martin (near Kirkstead), Lincolnshire. In the 1901 census he is the son of Samuel and Sarah Ware, aged 4, born Martin, Lincolnshire, resident Mill Lane, Martin, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. When he attested 18 November 1915 he was living at 22 Bueler Street, Grimsby, aged 19 years 183 days, a Foods Porter, unmarried. Embarked at Southampton 28th June 1916 posted 2nd Battalion, posted 10th Battalion, Lincolsnhire Regiment 12th July 1916. He was a member of the National Union of Railwaymen, aged 17, admission 1913 at Kirkstrad originally Bowne as a Porter. Buried in POINT-DU-JOUR MILITARY CEMETERY, Athies, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 14. See also Southery Memorial Window

World War 1939 1945.


Philip Johnson

Captain 226277. 5th Assault Regiment, Royal Engineers. Died 8th June 1944, aged 22 years. Son of S Harold and Elsie Draper of Southsea, Hants. B.A Hons (Cantab). Commemorated BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY. X.J.20.


Thomas Sidney

Private 4808495. 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 15th June 1944, aged 35 years. Husband of Mabel Oakes of Martin, Lincs. Commemorated BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY. XVIII.A.22.

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