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Private. John Martin 13425, 9th Battalion Suffolk Regiment


Khloe

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i have a medal to Private. John Martin 13425, 9th Battalion Suffolk Regiment

who died on the 26th of September 1915.

who is remembered at the Loos memorial.

trying to do some more research so i can document him so i can put it along side his medal

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Is there a question?

As we have three 'Martins' on our memorial thought I would take a quick look.

Thomas Cyril Hague Martin 1865–father b. Islington (1911 a yacht & lannet(?) builder

Florence Rosa Ann Abbott 1869–mother b. Holloway

John Martin 1897-b Kilburn died 1915 having been in France for 26 days

in 1911 Census they are in Southwold, Suffolk; 1901 living in Essex

 

George

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14 hours ago, Khloe said:

i have a medal to Private. John Martin 13425, 9th Battalion Suffolk Regiment

1914-15 Star Medal Rolls shows that he disembarked in France on the 31 August 1915

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7 hours ago, George Rayner said:

Is there a question?

As we have three 'Martins' on our memorial thought I would take a quick look.

Thomas Cyril Hague Martin 1865–father b. Islington (1911 a yacht & lannet(?) builder

Florence Rosa Ann Abbott 1869–mother b. Holloway

John Martin 1897-b Kilburn died 1915 having been in France for 26 days

in 1911 Census they are in Southwold, Suffolk; 1901 living in Essex

 

George

Thank you george.

yes that is him.

7 hours ago, George Rayner said:

Is there a question?

As we have three 'Martins' on our memorial thought I would take a quick look.

Thomas Cyril Hague Martin 1865–father b. Islington (1911 a yacht & lannet(?) builder

Florence Rosa Ann Abbott 1869–mother b. Holloway

John Martin 1897-b Kilburn died 1915 having been in France for 26 days

in 1911 Census they are in Southwold, Suffolk; 1901 living in Essex

 

George

just trying to find out more about him so i can document it all together

3 hours ago, Allan1892 said:

1914-15 Star Medal Rolls shows that he disembarked in France on the 31 August 1915

thank you so much allan!

 

 

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A near number search for men enlisting into the 9th Battalion Suffolk Regiment has found 2 men:

#13420  George Ranson, enlisted at Ipswich on the 7th September 1914

#13423  William George Jacobs, enlisted at Ipswich on the 7th September 1914

I think it is safe to assume that #13425, John Martin, also enlisted at Ipswich on the 7th September.

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The attached image (courtesy of Find My Past) shows that he was in 'B' Company and also confirms that he enlisted in September 1914

Martin_John.jpg

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1 hour ago, Allan1892 said:

A near number search for men enlisting into the 9th Battalion Suffolk Regiment has found 2 men:

#13420  George Ranson, enlisted at Ipswich on the 7th September 1914

#13423  William George Jacobs, enlisted at Ipswich on the 7th September 1914

I think it is safe to assume that #13425, John Martin, also enlisted at Ipswich on the 7th September.

The war gratuity would certainly support that.

Craig

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2 hours ago, Allan1892 said:

A near number search for men enlisting into the 9th Battalion Suffolk Regiment has found 2 men:

#13420  George Ranson, enlisted at Ipswich on the 7th September 1914

#13423  William George Jacobs, enlisted at Ipswich on the 7th September 1914

I think it is safe to assume that #13425, John Martin, also enlisted at Ipswich on the 7th September.

Thank you so much Allan!

so if it was nearly a year from enlisting to actually arriving in France. does that mean he could had been in a training reserve battalion?

thank you for reading

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On 09/04/2023 at 14:28, Allan1892 said:

The attached image (courtesy of Find My Past) shows that he was in 'B' Company and also confirms that he enlisted in September 1914

Martin_John.jpg

Thank you so much allan! has helped me alot with documenting his time in the war.

thank you

On 09/04/2023 at 21:11, charlie962 said:

Hales worth Times 26/10/15 courtesy Findmypast newspapers

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Wow Thank you very much charlie!

i cant belive there is actually something written about him.

thank you

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