Morgan MARTIN

Morgan MARTIN,
Pte 54391,
19th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers,

Formerly 1584, Welsh Horse.

Born - Pontypridd, Glam
Enlisted - Cardiff
Residence - Nelson, Glam

Died - 26th November 1917 - Western Front
Died of wounds

Buried at St Aubert British Cemetery, France - Grave V.A.11

Brother of S.A. Davies, 42, Basset Street, Coedpenmaen, Pontypridd

Morgan Martin headstone

Photo of St Aubert British cemetery

Morgan MARTIN is commemorated on Trelewis War Memorial.
His details are recorded in the Parish War memorial register at St Mabon's Parish Church, Llanfabon.

Morgan Martin was one of five children that were born to Thomas and Ann Martin. Both Thomas and Ann originated from Midsummer Norton in Somerset and were born in 1847 and 1853 respectively. It appears that they came to South Wales as a couple with no children. All their children are listed as having been born in Pontypridd, Glamorgan.

William Martin - was born in 1879
Romeo Martin - born in 1881
Sarah - born in 1883
Morgan - born in 1887 (making him 30 years old at the time of his death)
Herbert - was born in 1889

In 1891 they are shown as living at:

6, Rhondda Road, Pontypridd.

By 1901, at the age of 14 years, Morgan Martin was in work as a servant at Dihewyd Farm, Llantwit Fardre which was owned by William and Gwen Williams.

I believe that later, he may have lived in the Trelewis area since his details are recorded on the War Memorial at Trelewis despite war records showing his residence as Nelson, Glamorgan.

News:

March 23rd 1918.

Official news has been received of the death in action some months ago of two more Nelson men.
Private Morgan Martin and Private Charles Morris of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Both men resided at Warren Terrace, Trelewis and were employed at Treharris.

Private Morgan Martin, 54391, 19th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, formerly 1584, Welsh Horse died from wounds on 26th November 1917.
Private Charles Morris, 56827, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, formerly 1583, Welsh Horse, born in Tredegar. Enlisted at Newtown, Montgomeryshire, died of wounds on 24th April 1917.

[Source: Merthyr Express]

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