Martin, Gordon Eric

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Geoffrey Alexander Mitchell.

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Greenfield War Memorial.

Name / Enw: Martin, Gordon Eric

Regiment/Catrawd: Rifle Brigade

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Second Lieutenant.

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Panels 46-48 and 50.

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: Belgium

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Date of Death: 14th August 1917

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Gordon Eric Martin was Killed in Action during the third battle of Ypres on Tuesday 14 August 1917, aged 19 years.

Gordon Eric Martin was born in Wem, Shropshire during early 1898.  He was baptised there on 3 April, 1898.

The 1911 Census tells us that the family at that time lived at 1 Railway Terrace, Sandycroft. Flintshire.  The head of the family was William Martin aged 51, who was employed as a Railway Stationmaster.  His wife Mary Martin aged 54 and their two children – Stanley Neil Martin aged 21, a Railway Clerk and Gordon Eric Martin aged 13, a Schoolboy.

At some stage the family lived at Station House, Greenfield.  (Nothing further known).

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Photograph of Panels 46-48 at the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium showing the name of Second Lieutenant Gordon Eric Martin.

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Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

He is also remembered on the North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour card for Gordon Eric Martin at the County Archives Office, Hawarden.