Martin, Henry Edmund

Dates: 1894-1915

War Service:
Stoker 1st Class HENRY EDMUND MARTIN [Service number SS 113451 (Ch)] drowned on 17 August 1915 while serving on the destroyer HMS Moy.

Location of Memorial:
He is buried in Brockley cemetery, where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone. He is also remembered on St Pauls, Deptford WW1 Memorial.

He was born on 22nd November 1894, the son of Thomas and Alice Martin, of Shere Road, Deptford.

On the 1911 census he was recorded living at 48 Shere Road, Deptford with his parents Thomas and Alice, his brother James and his sisters Florence, Rose, Maud and Elsie. His grandmother Elizabeth Trott was also living with them. At this time he was employed as a shop boy in a grocers.

He joined the Navy in January 1913 and served on HMS Pembroke II, HMS Implacable and HMS Moy. He was described as being 5ft 6 inches tall, with grey eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion.


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