MARTIN, Robert George
2nd Bn Liverpool Scottish QOCH
Thursday, May 30, 1940
Died on active service
Roll of Honour:
Private Robert Martin, No. 4 Independent Company, was accidentally shot and killed returning from the British Expedition to Norway. His Company were part of Scissors Force.
Pte. Edward 'Tiny' Burke ( Liverpool Scots, No 4 Ind. Coy. and later No 2 Cdo.) gave an account of the death of Private Martin in a privately published book by Dennis Reeves of The Liverpool Scottish Museum Trust "At 0445hrs a loaded rifle with safety catch off, fell and discharged a round in the confined space where he was berthed on board HMS Vindictive when returning from Operation Scissors Force. He was batman to Lieut. Lawrence Taylor and was buried at sea. Pte McGuire was wounded."
Special Service of a Hazardous Nature by Dennis Reeves.
Image: His nephew Martin Gray.
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