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Fred was born at Arnold in 1887, the son of Joseph and Charlotte Martin. In the 1911 Cencus the family is shown as living at Nottingham Road, Arnold. He is single and is a lace worker by trade. He had 10 siblings one of which Frank his younger brother was also killed during the great war .He was married to Mabel Florence Martin. After his death she later married to become Mable Florence Peck of 10 Glenroy Terrace, Hood Street, Sherwood, Nottingham.
He was employed in the lace trade
04 Nov 1918
1746575 - CWGC Website
Lance Corporal
1st Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Fred enlisted but having done so at Nottingham, he joined the 1st Battalion the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and was posted into “D” Company of the battalion. In November 1918, they were in the area of Monceau north west of Avesnes, the resistance of the German Army was crumbling fast, and they had been pushed back behind the Scheldt River along a 20 mile front. The Americans played a big part in this final push punching a way through the German defences near Buzancy, thus making space for the French to cross the River Aisne. The Armistice was signed on the 11th November, and sadly Fred was killed in action in the run up to this most momentous date.
His name is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artoise Memorial Frank his younger brother also served and died during the 'Great War'
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