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Daniel Martin

Rank: Sapper
Street: 7 Fairfax Street
Town/Village: Belfast, Co. Antrim
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Likely entry at Danube Street, Shankill, Co. Antrim
Census 1911: Likely entry at Old Park, Clifton, Co. Antrim
Regiment/Unit: Royal Engineers, Inland Waterways & Docks
Regiment Number: WR/310237
Date of Death: 05-07-1918
Cause: Broncho-pneumonia, Mile End Military Hospital, London
Memorial: Carnmoney Cemetery, Co. Antrim.

David was born c.1888 in Belfast, Co. Antrim. He married Mary Jordan of Aughadegnan Cottage, Co. Longford in August 1910 and they had three children, Elizabeth, Mathilda and Daniel. Prior to enlistment, Daniel worked as a marine fireman - likely a stoker on a ship. 

Spr Martin enlisted in Belfast, and died in 1918 in London, from pneumonia, which was attributed to military operations. After Daniel's death, his wife and children moved to Aughadegnan Cottage, near Longford town*.

Parents Names: Son of Andrew and Elizabeth Martin
Notes: Spr Martin's wife, Mary married Richard Proudfoot, in October 1918 in Longford; Proud was a member of the Connaught Rangers; they resided at Aughadegnan. Some of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission erroneously give 1915 as the year of Daniel's passing, and occasionally the incorrect regimental number 310329 is given.

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