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Private Ernest Harold Martin
PO/1401(S) 1st R.M. Battalion R.N.D. Marine Light Infantry

Marines in 1916Son of Mr Harry and Mrs Ann Elizabeth Martin

Aged 20 years

Died 28th April 1917

Commemorated on the Arras Memorial
Bay 1.

Ernest Martin is the 2nd from left, front row

Born at Kettering.
The Rushden Echo Friday 1 June 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Soldier Missing - Pte Ernest Harold Martin - A CWS Employee

Mr and Mrs H Martin, of Ruskin House, Portland road, Rushden, have received news from official sources that their eldest son, Pte Ernest Harold Martin, of the -- Royal Marines Battalion, has been missing since the engagement on April 28th.

The missing soldier, who is 20 years of age, has been in France, since October last, having enlisted in February, 1916. He was formerly a stitcher and sewer at the CWS Works.

The only information Mr and Mrs Martin have received concerning their son is that contained in the official intimation, which was received on Whit-Monday, and they will be grateful to any of their son's comrades who can sent them any further information concerning him.

Rushden Echo, June 29 1917, transcribed by Clive Wood

Rushden Marine Missing

Mr and Mrs Martin of 90 Portland-road, Rushden, would be very grateful for news of the fate of their son, Pte E H Martin, 1401, Platoon 11, C Company, 1st Royal Marine Light Infantry, who has been missing since April 28th. The soldier is only 20 years of age and joined up twelve months last February. He went to France in October last year. Previous to the war he was employed at the C.W.S

The Argus Newspaper
The Argus Newspaper & Wellingboro' News, 21 December 1917, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Marine Presumed Killed

We are sorry to record that Mr H Martin, of 90, Portland-road, Rushden, has received official notice mat the Admiralty now presume their son, Pte Ernest Harold Martin, of the 1st Royal Marines, was killed on April 28th, 1917. He had since that date been reported as "missing". He was only 20 years of age, and was formerly employed by the C.W.S. at Rushden.

The Wellingborough News Friday 30 April 1920, transcribed by Nicky Bates

In Memoriam

In ever-loving memory of a dear son and brother, Pte HAROLD MARTIN, missing April 28th, 1917.

It's only a mother who knows the sorrow,
It's only a mother who knows the pain,
Of losing her boy she loved so dear,
Hoping in Heaven to meet him again.

From his loving Mother and Father, sister and Brother, 90, Portland-road, Rushden.

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