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Martin, R L

Westmount (Strangers') Cemetery, St Helier, Jersey

Westmount (Strangers') Cemetery, St Helier, Jersey
(now known as the Crematorium)
Photograph by Vic Geary

Born in the USA, RL Martin is currently commemorated in the MN Tower Hill Memorial, but a recent discovery by the "In from the Cold" Project showed that his remains were found floating in the sea of Corbiere in August 1915 and that he was buried in Jersey. He lost his life when the ship was engaged by a German submarine (U39) in an action that later saw the award of a VC to its master, Captain F Parslow.


Killed in Action, aged 27 years


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate



Head Horse Foreman R L Martin
Mercantile Marine, S.S. "Anglo Californian" (London)


Plaque erected by the CWGC in April 2016

(Photograph courtesy of the CWGC)