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Fred was born at Arnold in 1887, the son of Joseph and Charlotte Martin. In the 1911 Census they lived on Nottingham Road, Arnold. He had ten siblings one of whom Frank, a younger brother, was also killed during the Great War. Fred was married to Mabel Florence Martin. In 1923, Mabel married Joseph Peck at Nottingham. They lived at 10, Glenroy Terrace, Hood Street, Sherwood, Nottingham.
Fred Martin was employed in the lace trade.
04 Nov 1918
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Lance Corporal
1st Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Fred enlisted at Nottingham and joined the 1st Battalion the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and was posted into “D” Company. 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.
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