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40651   Private Alexander Martin
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 15/10/1890
Died: 20/11/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Alexander Martin was the son of James and Sarah Martin. Alexander was born in Stewartstown area on 15th October 1890. He was one of at least six sons. It seems his mother died when he was very young and he was brought up in Belfast by his aunt and uncle. Alexander worked as a warehouse assistant before enlisting. He originally enlisted in the North Irish Horse in May 1915 He later transferred to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Alexander Martin was serving with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Tuesday 20th November 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Cambrai Memorial
  Louverval, Nord, 
Grave Ref: Panel 5-6
CWGC Casualty 1755074
The Cambrai Memorial stands on a terrace in Louverval Military Cemetery, which is situated on the north side of the N30, south of Louverval village. Louverval is 13 kilometres north-east of Bapaume and 16 kilometres south-west of Cambrai.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Albany Presbyterian Church Roll Of Honour Ardboe
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 230
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Alexander Martin 1901 census lists Alexander as age 13 at house 21 in India Street, Cromac, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Alexander Martin 1911 census lists Alexander as age 20 at house 14 in Cromwell Road, Cromac, Antrim
3 Facebook - North Irish Horse Full information including photos
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 North Irish Horse website Information on Alexander Martin
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023