Tipton

Remembers

Private 21562 Harry Martin


Martin Harry 96 379x600


Killed in Action on Thursday, 6th July 1916, age 25.
Buried in Grave I. X. 9. at La Brique Military Cemetery No.2, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

4th Bn., Grenadier Guards. 3 (Gds) Brigade of Guards Division.

Husband of Maud Mary Jackson (formerly Martin), of 28, Bloomfield Rd., Tipton, Staffs.
Born: Wednesbury, Enlisted: Darlaston, Resident: Unknown.

First landed France & Flanders, 15th August 1915.
Medal entitlement: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Not commemorated on any Tipton memorial.
Commemorated here because identified as Tipton on Commonwealth War Graves site.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/451255/


Genealogical Data

1901 Census
14 Dale Street Terrace, Wednesbury, Staffs.
Jesse Martin (34, Labourer in Steel Foundry, born Wednesbury), his wife Emily (31, born Wednesbury), and their 3 children: Reuben (13, Labourer, born Wednesbury), Harry (10, born Wednesbury), and Emily (20, Labourer, born Wednesbury).

1911 Census
56 Cobden Street, Fallings Heath, Wednesbury, Staffs.
Jesse Martin (46, Labourer in Steel Foundry, born Wednesbury), his wife Emily (44, born Wednesbury), and 2 of their 3 surviving children of 6: Emily (16, born Wednesbury), and Harry (20, Labourer, born Wednesbury), also Harry's wife Maud Mary (23, born West Bromwich).


Personal Data

Harry was born and certainly up to 1911 lived in Wednesbury. The Commonwealth War Graves web-site shows that Harry's widow, now Mrs Jackson, was living in Tipton. It is possible that the only Tipton connection is her residence after re-marriage, and that Harry was 100% Wednesbury. Harry is commemorated in the Wednesbury Memorial and Roll of Honour.


Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.


Newspaper Cuttings

None.