1860 to c 1919

Parents George and Hannah

19 March 1860   Born   2 Mills Buildings, Watlington Street, Reading, Berkshire
(a Kwikfit Tyre Centre was on this site in 1993.)
        Born in the parish of St. Giles although the baptism has not yet been researched.
This Church was enlarged in 1872 and is much changed from 1860.
1876   Address:   When he enlisted in the Army he shows his Mother as next of kin and that she was at
2 Disney Street, Borough, London.
26 Sep 1876   Enlisted:   3rd Battalion, Kings Royal Rifles, London (aged 18 years).
11 Mar 1879       The Batallion was rushed to Durban, South Africa without experience of Military Action
15 Nov 1879   Promoted:   Corporal
15 Jan 1882       Reduced for being drunk
1882       3rd Batt. Kings Royal Rifles mounted Arab Horses at Alexandria.
Egypt to become the first ever Mounted Infantry Regiment
7 Jul 1883   Discharged   Gosport, Hampshire (confirmed at Winchester)
        Medals Awarded: South Africa & Clasp
Egyptian Clasp & Star
6 Aug 1883   Address:   2 Disney Street, Borough, S.E. London (see letter)
18 Aug 1883   Employed:   Garton Hill, Battersea, London (until 6 Dec 1884)
    Address:   34 Benham Street, Plough Road, Battersea, London
(this address might refer to 22 Feb 1894. They were not here in the 1891 Census.
Charles Lever and his family were)
8 Oct 1888   Attested:   for "Section D " (aged 30) for four years
12 Oct 1888   Enlisted:   Private
11 Oct 1892   Discharged   (aged 34) after four years service
18 Dec 1892   Address:   19 Quick Road, Chiswick, London
18 Dec 1892   Married:   Emily Charlotte Parker daughter of James Parker at Chiswick Parish Church, Chiswick
    Address:   Fulham
13 Jan 1894   Son Born:   William Martin born in Fulham, London
22 Feb 1894   Enlisted:   Militia, County of London Royal Fusiliers
1895   Daughter:   Emily Charlotte Martin born in Fulham, London (she later married and went to the
Channel Islands)
25 Oct 1897   Son Born:   Arthur Wellesley Martin born Orchard Place, North End Road, Fulham, London.
(he was partially blinded during the War he eventually settled in Peacehaven, Sussex.)
1900   Son Born:   Harry Martin born in Fulham, London (joined the Royal Navy and on leaving worked
as a stoker. Soon afterwards he died of pneumonia in 1946 in Hendon, London).
1902   Son Died:   William Edward Martin died at the age of eight after falling from a truck in Fulham
1 Feb 1903   Daughter:   Amelia Margaret Martin born Fulham, London ( Settled in Plymouth, Devon)
1918   Address:   The family were at 41 Mora Rd, Cricklewood before 1918 (Arthur's discharge)
1903 -29   Died:   Between 1903 birth of Amelia Martin and her marriage in 1929.

(Regt, No. 1131) he served 6 years 269 days


Seach for   William Martins death  
1903 to 1919   Searched and only found two  
1906   William Martin aged 45 Whitechapel (1c 186 Sept 1906) perhaps too young and wrong location.
1919   William L Martin aged 58 Brentford (3a 224 Mar 1919)  
Interest   Also found were the deaths of baby William Martins 0 years old
June 1904   William Martin 1a 146 Fulham
Sept 1911   William G Martin 1a 395 Fulham
Dec 1912   William Martin 1a 460 Fulham
Dec 1915   William J Martin 1a 281 Fulham

His own son William died tragically in 1902 but his wife Emily was born 1864 so this is probably not worth pursuing.


Notes for further research:

His son Arthur Wellesley Martin and daughter Amelia Margaret Martin both call him William Edward Martin. Electrical Engineer on their respective marriage certificates.

Information supplied by Amelia's daughter, from a letter written by her aunt (Ciss), suggests that William E. Martin worked at St. Johns Wood Power Station. She also thinks that he may have lived for a time opposite the Oval Cricket ground and was an umpire. (Lords Cricket ground is at St. Johns Wood).

His son Arthur Martin had a National Health Insurance card for 1918,1919,1920 addressed to 88 Kilburn Park Road. It is noted that Kilburn Park Road is mile from Lords Cricket Ground.

1881 Census shows 2 Disney Street, Borough, London. was a Lodging House, run by Amy Martin - Lodging House Deputy, born 1838 in Derby. Also there was her daughter, Amy, born 1870 Southwark) As his mother Hannah Martin was born in Derby it is safe to assume that Hannah is now known as Amy but this is the first and only record to date of the daughter, and the father George Martin is not there.

Lodger: Charles W. Martin born 1841 in India is one of the lodgers.

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