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Albert Martin
Albert Martin.

Albert Martin
1899-1918

Albert 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

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

Census

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

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

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