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George Martin was born in 1882 and was the son of William Henry a bricklayer and Mary Ellen Martin, née Stuffins of 50, Cross St., Newark. His father William Henry was born in 1851 at Bassingham, Lincolnshire and his mother Mary Ellen Peck Stuffins was born in 1861 at Hull, they were married at Newark in 1879 and went on to have 11 children all of whom were born in Newark , they were, George b1882, Fred b1884, Mary Ellen b1886, Herbert b1888, Catherine Peck b1891, Rebecca Spencer b1891, Winifred b1894, William Henry b1897, Percy b1898, Laura b1900 and Leslie b1905. In the 1911 census the family are living at 50 Cross Street, Newark and are shown as Wiliam Henry 60 yrs a bricklayer, he is living with his wife Mary Ellen 50 yrs and their children, Herbert 23 yrs a brick layer, Catherine Peck 20 yrs a sewing machinist for a tailor, Rebecca Spencer 20 yrs a sewing machinist for a tailor, William Henry 14 yrs a shop assistant in a china shop, Percy 13 yrs a scholar, Laura 11 yrs a scholar and Leslie 6 yrs of age. George married his wife Rebecca Elizabeth Goodman in 1905 in Newark, they lived at 54 Cross Street, Newark they went on to have a 3 children, George born 1909, Doris born 1913 and Ethel born 1915 all were born in Newark. In the 1911 census they are living at 54 Cross Street, Newark and are shown as George 29 yrs a bricklayer, he is living with his wife Rebecca Elizabeth 30 yrs and their son George 2 yrs. At the time of his death his widow and here 3 children are living at 11, Hill Vue Gardens, Massey St., Newark.
He was a bricklayer
12 Oct 1917
1634625 - CWGC Website
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private George Martin enlisted at Newark, he served with the 10th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He was killed in action on 12th October 1917, having no grave his name is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.
Article published 28th November 1917 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of William Henry & Mary Ellen, 50 Cross Street, Newark. Husband of Rebecca Elizabeth Martin, 11 Hill Vue Gardens, Massey Street. Before enlistment worked as a bricklayer for Mr William Smith, builder, Millgate, with whom he was apprenticed. He joined the colours in Aug. 1916 going to France on 13th December. Brothers, William (Sherwood Foresters), Herbert (Royal Engineers) & Percy (Royal Flying Corps) also served.
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