William Martin

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: October 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 366530
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 115th Heavy Battery
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 29
  • Date of Death: 02.10.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: III.C.15.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 509 Strathmartine Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Conductor, Dundee City Tramways
  • Mother:

    Jane Martin

  • Father:

    William Martin, 509 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    David, Jane, Alexander, Jessie, James & Helen

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Martin

William initially served with the Royal Engineers before being tranffered to the R.G.A. in March 1918. He was the brother of Pte David Leighton Martin, 135782, 52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry, who was killed in action 21.09.1916.

William Martin   366530   Royal Garrison Artillery

Pte. Wm. Martin, a son of Mr William Martin, 509 Strathmartine Road, Downfield, has died from wounds at a casualty clearing station in France.  He enlisted in October, 1915, in the Royal Engineers, but was transferred to R.G.A. in March this year.  Pte. Martin was formerly employed with the Dundee City Tramways as a conductor on the Downfield route.

This is the second loss sustained by Mr Martin, a younger son, David, of the Canadians, having been killed in France in September, 1916.  David, before going to Canada, was also employed as a conductor with the City Tramways on the Downfield route, and at the time of his enlistment he was employed with the Tramcar Corporation in Toronto.  He had been four months at the front.

Dundee Courier 11th October 1918

Additional information supplied by Gary Thomson, further information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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