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Second Lieutenant George Henry Martin

3rd Battlalion, Northamptonshire Regiment
Killed in Action, Passchendaele, France and Flanders, 26th December 1917 aged 37

  • Buried: Tyne Cot Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave XXXIX.H.3
  • Awarded: 1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of Samuel and Jane Martin
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Nuneaton WW1 Other Regiments

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  • Born c1880

    Circumstances of 2nd Lt Martin's Death in Action

    After celebrating Christmas in nearby St Jean,on 26th December the Northants headed to the front at Passchendaele. As they moved through the snow-covered ground they stood out in the bright moonlit night.

    They were soon spotted by the Germans and came under artillery and machine-gun fire.George Martin was in the lead platoon and bravely tried to guide and encourage his men through the hail of bullets and shrapnel. He was soon hit and died later in an Aid Post at Tyne Cot.He is now buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery. © and Courtesy My Ypres Salient Homage


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