Was born at Maghull c 1881. He was the husband of Elizabeth Martin of 76 Wilburn Street, Walton.
LIVERPOOL RIFLEMAN’S DEATH.
Captain’s Tribute to His Gallantry.
The death in action of another member of the Protestant Reformers’ Church, Private James Martin, 5th Batt. K.L.R., has been notified to his wife, who lives at 76, Wilburn-street, Walton. Private Martin had been ten years with the colours and served in the South African campaign.
|Captain J.H. Grindley, commanding D Company of the 5th Batt King’s (Liverpool Regiment), in which deceased was a private, writes under date March 13th:- “Dear Mrs. Martin, – It is with the deepest regret that I have to inform you of the death of your husband, Rifleman James Martin, who was killed in action on Thursday. It will be consolation for you to know that he died doing his duty for his King and country in the most noble way possible. We all deeply deplore the loss of our gallant and respected comrade, and tender you our sincerest sympathy in your bereavement.” Evening Express 19th March 1915.|