MARTIN, Robert George

Known as: 
Twim
Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
4 Independent Company
Regiment/Corps: 
2nd Bn Liverpool Scottish QOCH
Service: 
Army
Number: 
2930946
Died : 
Thursday, May 30, 1940
Died on active service
Age: 
19
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Private Robert Martin 4 Independent Company
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. 
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.
 
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/13.
Account of Pte. Edward 'Tiny' Burke ( Liverpool Scots, No 4 Ind. Coy. and later No 2 Cdo.) in a privately published book Special Service of a Hazardous Nature by Dennis Reeves of The Liverpool Scottish Museum Trust.
[Image] His nephew Martin Gray.
 
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