Henry Abbott Martin

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 1914
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 18680
  • Rank: Private
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  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 15th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
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  • Date of Death: 24.04.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: XV.G.6.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Glasgow
  • Address: 69 Church St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Apprentice Mechanic, John N. Kyd & Co, Rashiewell Works, Dundee
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More about Henry Abbott Martin

Henry Abbott Martin   18680   Royal Scots

“THE MAINSTAY OF HIS PLATOON.”

“A finer boy I never met.  He was the mainstay of our platoon.”  This glowing testimonial is contained in a letter of sympathy from a colour-sergeant to Mr and Mrs Martin, 69 Church Street, Dundee, intimating the death of their son, Private Harry Martin, Royal Scots.  Though only 17 years of age, Private Martin enlisted in the first year of the war.  Prior to that he was an apprentice mechanic in the employment of Messrs John N. Kyd & Co., Rashiewell Jute Works, Dens Road, Dundee.  He was wounded in the Somme battle, but made a quick recovery, and was soon back in the firing line.  A brother is serving with the Scots Guards, and was wounded some time ago.

Dundee Courier 22nd May 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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