MARTIN, Alexander George

Rank: 
Private
Regiment/Corps: 
Gloucester Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
5182332
Died : 
Monday, November 29, 1943
Died on active service
Age: 
28
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Private Alexander Martin
Newspaper cutting re death of Private Martin

Private Alexander Martin, 1st Bn. Gloucester Regt.  was reported missing in action on the 17th May 1942 and believed to be a prisoner of war. He died In November whilst still a prisoner of war.

Sources
CWGC
Report in the Gloucestershire Echo 7th January 1944. 
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
Image © Trinity Mirror.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 National Archives WO417 / 71.
 
Notes
The CWGC entry for Private Martin shows a secondary unit as "Commando". He was on this websites original ROH for No 1 Commando but there was no source. No 1 Commando as a Unit were not yet out in the Far East at the time he was reported as missing. There is no trace of his name in the Westminster Abbey Commando ROH, nor is he listed in the ROH in the No1 Commando Winchester Reunion Programme in our Gallery. His Service Record should be checked for confirmation of service in a Commando. In the meantime he is listed in our Special Service Roll of Honour (Service in a Commando not fully established).
 

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