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]
Essex Regiment. 11th
Battalion. Service No: 14241 [CWGC]
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.
Blackmore Ernest Martin baptised 9th
August 1886 (born 15/12/1880). His parents
were Charles, an agricultural machine owner, and Emma [ERO D/P
1881 Census. Blackmore
Charles Martin. Engine
Proprietor & Driver (Agric). [Age] 47. [Born] Gt Baddow
Emma Martin. Wife. [Age] 42. [Born]. Ripley, Surrey
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
Wounded 9/15. Killed in action. France. 27.9.1916. No
known grave. [source: Essex Regiment Museum database]
Place of Burial
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial. Pier & Face 10D
List of Sources:
War Graves Commission, Essex Record Office,
Essex Regiment Museum. Soldiers who
Died in the Great War.