Henry Arthur Martin

Date of birth:                1896Poppies
Place of birth:              Southampton
Service No.:                  62552
Rank:                               Gunner
Regiment / Division: Royal Field Artillery
Battalion:                       “B” Battery, 108th Brigade
Died:                                 22nd April 1917 aged 21 years
Death Location:           France


Life before the War

Henry’s parents were Henry Arthur and Rose Ella, who at the time of his death, were living at 170, Shirley Road, Southampton.


Family members National Roll of the Great War

“Martin, H., B.Q.M.S., R.F.A.

He volunteered in September 1915 and was sent to France in the following year in the following June. There he took a conspicuous part in much of the heavy fighting, including that at Cambrai and was severely wounded, he was demobilized in March 1920, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.

170, Shirley Road, Southampton”

Henry’s War Service

Henry’s first Theatre of War was in France where he was posted on 10th September 1915.


Name: Henry Martin
Birth Place: Southampton
Death Date: 22 Apr 1917
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Athlone, Ireland
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery
Number: 62552
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre


Henry is Remembered with Honour at the Bully – Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension, France. He is also remembered on the Southampton Cenotaph and Memorial Wall.

 National Roll of the Great War

bully grenay communal cemetary Britihs extension france

Bully Grenay Communal Cemetary British Extension France

“Martin, H. A., Gunner, 108th Brigade, R.F.A.

He enlisted in October 1910 ans was drafted to the Western Front in September 1915. Whilst in this theatre of war
he fought at the Battles of Loos and Somme, but was killed in action at Vimy Ridge on April 24th, 1917. He was entitled
to the 1914 – 1915 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

170, Shirley Road, Southampton”



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