Martin, Ernest

Martin, Ernest

Military History:


Regiment:                               Machine Gun Corps

Rank:                                       Private

Regimental Number:              41333

Date of Enlisting:                    14.8.1914

Date of death:                         28.5.1926

Cemetery/ Memorial:   

UK Cemetery/Memorial:        St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


Ernest enlisted on 14th August 1914 and was posted to the 7th Reserve Cavalry Regiment, Regimental Number 5738, on the 27th August 1914.  On 1st June 1915 he was transferred to the 9th (Queen’s Royal) Lancers with the same Regimental Number as part of the British Expeditionary Forces and was sent to the Western Front, France and Flanders. On 2nd February 1916 he was transferred to the 2nd Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) Squadron, Regimental Number 42333. Ernest survived the War and was discharged on 29th March 1919.  He died in at the Hertfordshire Sanatorium on 28th May 1926.

Ernest was awarded the 1914 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                1st Quarter 1894

Birth Place:                   Brent Pelham, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                      14.5.1921


Ernest was the only son of Thomas and Clara Isabella Martin, born in the 1st quarter 1894 at Brent Pelham, Hertfordshire. The family moved to Ashwell when Ernest was a boy and he was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School there.  Ernest worked at the Brewery in Ashwell and by 1914 was working as a groom.  He was a member of the Snowdrop Minstrels in Ashwell and was licensee of the Six Bells Pub at the time of his marriage.

Ernest married Elizabeth (Lizzie) Mary Clements at Ashwell on 14th May 1921.  It is not known if they had children.

Ernest died in at the Hertfordshire Sanatorium on 28th May 1926.


Name:Ernest Martin
Birth Place:Brent Pelham, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:28.5.1926
Enlistment Place:Hertford, Hertfordshire
Regiment:Machine Gun Corps
(previously Royal Cavalry Reserve,
The (Queen’s Royal) Lancers)
Battalion:Cavalry Squadron
Regimental Number:41333
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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