Albert Martin
Albert Martin in his First World War uniform.

Albert Martin

Albert Martin was the youngest of the twelve children of James Martin and his wife Sarah Elizabeth (née Giddings) of Little Downham, Cambridgeshire, England.

He enlisted as a Private for the 1st/5th Batallion of the Northumberland Fusiliers and went to fight in the First World War but was sadly taken as a Prisoner of War by German forces.

Information obtained from the Red Cross confirmed that he died in a German 'Krankenhaus' (hospital) in Homberg Am-Rhine, rather than the rumoured German Coal Mine (although it is possible that he may have sustained injuries there).

Further Details

6th April 1899, Little Downham Fen, Cambridgeshire, England.


Military History

30th August 1918 in a hospital, Homberg Am Rhine, Germany, aged 19 years.

Feld 21, Nr.64.5, Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.

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