James Buick Martin

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: L/6523
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: East Kent Regiment (The Buffs)
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 35
  • Date of Death: 15.09.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 5D

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 13 Arthur St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Jute Batcher, Walton Works, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:


  • Spouse:

    Elizabeth Martin, 13 Arthur St, Dundee

  • Children:

    James, born 07.04.1907

More about James Buick Martin

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

James Buick Martin   L/6523   East Kent Regiment


Lance-Corpl. James Buick Martin, of the East Kent Regiment, who has been at the front since hostilities opened, has been killed.

His wife, who resides at 13 Arthur Street, Dundee, received intimation yesterday that her husband had been killed in action.  Deceased was a reservist, having previously served almost 14 years in the army, and prior to being called up was employed as a jute batcher in Walton Works.  He went out with the first Expeditionary Force, and had fought valiantly until laid low by an enemy bullet.  He was 35 years of age, and is survived by a widow and one son.  A brother is in the 14th Hussars, while Mrs Martin has three brothers serving with the colours.

Dundee Courier 11th October 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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