ARTHUR WELLESLEY MARTIN

1897 to 1975

Son of: William and Emily Martin

25 Oct 1897   Born   Orchard Place, North End Road, Fulham (Was where Clem Atlee Estate is now)
        His neice Jean says that he courted a young lady before enlisting in the army but she
left him when he was discharged, wounded.
4 Oct 1915   Enlisted   Joined the Royal Army Medical Corps.
    Private   692277
    Medals   British War Medal, Victory Medal, Silver War Badge
2 April 1918   Discharged   served 2 years 181 days - reason for discharge: Sickness!!
(actually wounded and blinded in one eye, partially sighted in the other
and paralysed to one side of his face) believed to be at the Somme
    Address:   on discharge: 41 Mora Road, Cricklewood, London
1918-1931       Activities uncertain but we know he was a circus animal attendant during some of
this period.
15 Nov 1931       He and his mother were living in Peacehaven, East Sussex
        At this time he became a member of St. Dunstan's - for men and women blinded
on war service. (Known to them as "Tiger" Martin - presumably from his circus days)
7 Dec 1948   Married:   Margaret Alice Lambert, nee Tiller (widow)
        at Lewes Register Office, East Sussex
        Witnesses were B.L. Moore and H.T. Amey
         
24 July 1950   Son Born   (That's Me!)
6 Sept 1954   Address:   128 Cavell Avenue, Peacehaven, Sussex
         
2 Nov 1975   Died   Brighton General Hospital
7 Nov 1975   Cremated   Downs Main Chapel, Brighton
        Cause of death Pulmonery Cancer (the Players Weights got him in the end)

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