William Thomas MARTIN M.M.

William Thomas MARTIN, M.M.,
Lance Corporal 12391,
6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment

Born - Gelligaer, Glamorgan
Enlisted - Brecon, Brecknock
Residence - Nelson, Glamorgan

Died - 1st September 1918 Western Front
Killed in action aged 23 yrs

Commemorated at Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France

Son of Thomas Martin, of 33, Fell St., Treharris, Glam.

[There is an entry on a similar memorial in the nearby village of Trelewis that relates to a William H Martin.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission list 28 names that relate to a W H Martin and 18 names that relate to William H Martin and a further four names that relate to H William Martin. I have researched these names and cannot find a link with Nelson for any of them, except for the above person.]

William Martin memorial

W T Martin’s name on the memorial wall (left).

The Cemetery with memorial at the rear (right)

Vis en Artois memorial and cemetery
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