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Charles I Martin: Sunday 9th May 1915

Charles and his mother Amelia Martin lived at 196 Beechcroft Road having previously lived at Number 61.  He was born locally, one of 4 children, Edward (4 years older), Matilda (6 years younger) and Hetty (8 years younger).  His father and elder brother were general labourers.  Charles was an errand boy.  He became Private 12352 with the second Batt. Gloucestershire Regt. He was 19 when he was killed.  As he is commemorated on the Menin Gate having no known grave. It is reasonable to assume he was killed in action.