MARTIN, Frederick
There is some confusion here between the Martins in Clare and in Poslingford
It does beg the question as to why two brothers would be on the Poslingford memorial and only one at Clare?
Further research (or a relative's help) is required


No.229485, Private, Frederick MARTIN
Aged 18


1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
formerly 290195, Cambridgeshire Regiment
formerly 3091, Suffolk Regiment
Died of his Wounds on Tuesday, 16th July 1918


Frederick Martin was born in Poslingford (Risbridge Q4-1898 4A:779), son of George and Julia MARTIN (née HONEYBALL).

or he may well be the brother of Harry Martin, son of Harry and Jane, but that military death connection has not been established

1901 census...Aged 2, he was at The Street, Poslingford with his father George MARTIN [25] shepherd; his mother Julia [26] born Wickhambrook and his brother Arthur [6]. All except his mother born in Poslingford.

His mother died in 1902 and his father married Hannah SALTER in 1903

1911 census...Aged 12, he was in Poslingford with his father, step mother Hannah [37] born Long Melford and brother Arthur (farm labourer).

They appear to have moved to Clare after 1914, before moving on to Long Melford

His brother Arthur was killed in action serving in France in the Gordon Highlanders in August 1918 see here




He enlisted in Sudbury. He had clearly added to his age as the CWGC have him as aged 21.
With no Army service record available, it is impossible to say here where or when exactly he was wounded.




Frederick Martin is buried in Long Melford (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

click here to go to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for full cemetery/memorial details


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