Rifleman James William Martin, 51279

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Name:  Rifleman James William Martin, 51279

Date of Birth:   1890

Address:   Park Road, Anstey

Parents Names: 

Walter Martin (Shoe Finisher)


Occupation before the war:   Shoe heel builder

Siblings Names:

Florence b1892  |  Albert Edward b1901  |  Gertrude Evelyn b1903  |  Constance May b 1905

Date Died:   27/09/1918

Age:  28

Place of Death:   Sanders Keep, France

Place of Burial/Memorial:  Sanders Keep Mil. Cem., Graincourt-les-havrincourt, France

Cause of death:   Killed in action


1st Battalion

The King’s( Liverpool Regiment)

No 2 Infantry


Any other information (e.g. Service Record/ appearance etc)

  • Former unit was Leicestershire Regiment no 25142
  • Enlisted into the Devonshire Regiment
  • On the list of effects it says he died between the 27th and 29th Both dates are given on different sources.
  • Left money to mother; brother, Albert; sisters, Gertrude and Connie
  • 1911 census states that Constance had been deaf from birth.
  • 1 identity disc; 1 cigarette case; pair of titles returned to his mother.