MARTIN, Alfred

No.4101, Private, Alfred MARTIN
Aged 28

1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died of Disease on 29th April 1902

It is not always possible to match the soldier with the civilian with these Boer War casualties.
That means I can only record "most likely to be" in many cases for the civilian identity

Alfred MARTIN was born on 23rd May 1873 (2nd qtr 1873 Risbridge 4a:457) son of Thomas and Emma MARTIN(née BAILEY). He was baptised at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel in Wickhambrook on 19th June 1873

1881 census...Aged 7, he was at Pound Green, Cowlinge with his father Thomas MARTIN [41] farm labourer, born Cowlinge; his mother Emma [39] born Hornchurch, Essex; brother Harry [6] born Cowlinge

1891 census...Aged 17 a farm labourer, he was at Queens Street, Cowlinge with his parents; brothers Harry (farm labourer) and Thomas [7]

By 1901 his parenst and brothers had moved to Factory Corner, Cowlinge

His brother Thomas died in France in 1918 see here

His "Soldier's Personal Effects entry records as a labourer, born in Cowlinge, father Thomas. Unfortunately someone forgot to add the date of enlistment, but it certainly points to this being the correct civilian.

He died of disease at Tafel Kop.
His Queen's South Africa medal carries the clasps Transvaal and South Africa 1902

Alfred Martin is commemorated on the Boer War Memorial, Cornhill, Bury St.Edmunds
also St Mary's Church. North aisle west end. Suffolk Regiment Tablet, Bury St Edmunds
Christchurch Park. Statue. Ipswich