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Stapleford Nottinghamshire
He was the son of Charles Butler and Lydia Ann Martin and the brother of Tom, Lois Beatrice and Kate Butler Martin. In 1911 they lived at 7 High Street Stapleford Nottinghamshire. He married Rosie May Castledine (born 2nd March 1892) in 1912 in the Basford Registration District. They had a daughter Gladys Muriel born 24th November 1913 child and lived on Union Street, Beeston and later 7 Stoney Street, Beeston. His widow Rose May was awarded a pension pf 15 shillings a week which commenced on 5th June 1916.
In 1911 he was an iron foundry general labourer.
26 Sep 1915
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Beeston
Lance Corporal
7th Bn Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Private Amos Martin, enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 7th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers. He landed in France on 10th July 1915 and was reported missing, later presumed to have been killed in action, on 26th September 1915. His name is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.
Article published 'Nottingham Daily Express,' 12th August 1916 :- Pte. Amos Martin, 7th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, was reported missing, later presumed to have been killed in action, on 26th September 1915. On 12th August 1916 the news that a friend of his, recently taken prisoner, had met him in one of the camps appeared in the local press. “REPORTED MISSING.” “Remarkable Illustration of Uncertainty of the Soldiers' Fate. “STRANGE NOTTS. STORY. “A remarkable story comes from Beeston, illustrating the hopes and undertainty embraced by the stereotyped phrase “reported missing.” “About twelve months ago Mrs. A. Martn, Union-street, Beeston, was informed that her husband, a private in the Scots Fusiliers, had not been heard of since the battle of Loos, and some two months ago the War Office allotted her the usual widow's pension. “She has now heard that one of her husband's old Stapleford friends, recently taken prisoner by the Germans, has met Martin in one of the encampments, but for some inexplicable reason his captors have refused him permission to write home, whilst, if the story be true, the Germans have also failed to report him as a prisoner. “Mrs. Martin accepts the news with some reservation, but her rapidly dying hope that her husband has survived has been renewed. She had only been married a year when war broke out, and there is one child.” Whoever his friend met, it could not have been Amos Martin. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, his body never having been identified. Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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