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Private William James Martin of Breage, 1897-1917

NumberHESFM:2016.13972
PlaceBreage Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1917. about
KeywordsWar and Conflict World War One Armed Forces British Army People Breage/Trew
PhotographerUnknown
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Private William James Martin of Breage, who gave his life on 27th March 1917, at the age of 20, while serving in France during World War One. William's service number was 45631 and he served with the Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry before serving with the 8th Battalion Devonshire Regiment. He was born in Breage to James and Jessie Martin, resided in Falmouth before the War and enlisted in Helston. He is commemorated on Bay 4 of the Arras Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France.