Blackmore Area Local History

First World War Commemoration:
Ernest Charles Martin

Died in the First World War.
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Ernest Charles Martin

War Memorial: Place and inscription
Blackmore War Memorial: Pte. E. Martin Essex
Church Window: Ernest C Martin

Ongar & District
War Memorial Hospital
Roll of Honour (Blackmore) as E C Martin [ERO A10815]


Regiment. 11th Battalion. Service No: 14241 [CWGC]

Service Details:
Born:  Holloway, Middlesex.
EnlistedWarley, Essex
Residence:  Blackmore,
Essex [Military]
No military record found 100114
Medal cards of two Ernest Martins exist, but both show that they were demobilised at the end of the war.  An Ernest Charles Martin was discharged due to sickness 6/1916, and so cannot be a candidate.

Personal and family information:
Blackmore Ernest Martin baptised
9th August 1886 (born 15/12/1880). His parents were Charles, an agricultural machine owner, and Emma [ERO D/P 266/1/11].
1881 Census. Blackmore
Charles Martin.  Engine Proprietor & Driver (Agric). [Age] 47. [Born] Gt Baddow
Emma Martin. Wife. [Age] 42. [Born]. Ripley,
Henry Martin. Son. Ag Lab. [Age] 18. [Born] Gt Baddow
Cornelius Martin. Son. Scholar. [Age] 13. [Born] Writtle, Essex
Walter Martin. Son. Scholar. [Age] 10. [Born] Writtle, Essex
Arthur Martin. Son. Scholar. [Age] 5. [Born] Writtle, Essex
Ernest Martin. Son. [Age] 3m. [Born] Blackmore

No record of family on 1891 or 1901 census in Blackmore.

Charles Martin, Proprietor of steam thrashing machines Kelly's Directory 1890 and 1906.

Date of Death:
27th September 1916


Where died:
Wounded 9/15. Killed in action.
France. 27.9.1916. No known grave. [source: Essex Regiment Museum database]

Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial. Pier & Face 10D

List of Sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Essex Record Office, Essex Regiment Museum. Soldiers who Died in the Great War.

War Memorial

Church Window

"Nib Martin,
Mrs Nicholson's
Killed First
World War".
Thought to be
Ernest Charles

Thiepval Memorial
where Ernest Martin is remembered alongside another 73000

Great War Gallery

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Last Updated: 21 July 2010