Awards & Titles:
|Victoria Cross |
Unit : Corps of Royal Engineers
Action : War Survivor
Although many perished in the Great War, many survived. Stories of those that survived are included as part of this site.
Citation(s) :On 12 March 1915 at Spanbroekmolen on the Messines Ridge, Belgium, Lieutenant Martin volunteered to lead a small bombing party against a section of the enemy trenches which was holding up the advance. Before he started he was wounded, but, taking no notice, he carried on with the attack which was completely successful. He and his small party held the trench against all counter-attacks for two and a half hours until a general withdrawal was ordered.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Khartoum No. 2877 E.C.||Unknown|
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry