Frank Martin


Died of wounds on 11/6/1915. He was Private 6613 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Born at Coleorton, Leics. He enlisted at Leicester, residing at Coalville, Leics.

MIC – Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals. Landing in France on 20/9/14. His papers survive on Ancestry. He is buried at Coalville (London Road) Cemetery, 853.

From ‘Their Name Liveth Evermore’ by Michael Doyle
6613 Francis Frederick Martin.
“Resident of 35 Victoria street, Coalville, Leics, he was married with one son. Francis left school and took up employment as a miner for a short time before enlisting in the Leicestershire Regiment for eight years as a regular soldier spending a number of years of his service in India. After demobilization he returned to work as a miner at Whitwick Colliery, and shortly after this he married his fiancée. Upon the outbreak of war Francis was recalled to the colours as a reservist and entrained for Southampton on the 7th September 1915. He was badly wounded close to Armentieres and hospitalized in Boulogne Hospital before being moved to Sheffield where he succumbed to his wounds. He was buried in London Road Cemetery, Coalville with full military honours”.

Coalville (London Road) Cemetery












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