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Petty Officer Telegraphist James Harold Martin

Petty Officer Telegraphist James Harold Martin

Birth
England
Death 25 Feb 1941 (aged 30)
Burial Gillingham, Medway Unitary Authority, Kent, England
Plot Sec. I. Grave 505.
Memorial ID 24370270 · View Source
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Petty Officer Telegraphist James Harold Martin was aboard the HMS Exmoor when it sunk in the North Sea February 25 1941. The HMS was escorting convoy FN417 from the Thames estuary to Methil, Scotland when it hit a mine or was torpedoed by German motor torpedo boat S-30. A fuel line ruptured, igniting HMS Exmoor which sank 12 miles off Lowestoft on the East coast of England. One hundred and five men including James Harold Martin perished.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Casualty Details details

Name:MARTIN, JAMES HAROLD
Initials:J H
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Petty Officer Telegraphist
Regiment/Service:Royal Navy
Unit:H.M.S. Exmoor.
Age:30
Date of Death:25/02/1941
Service No:C/JX 127076
Additional information:Son of James and Elisabeth Martin; husband of Kathleen Olive Martin nee Searles, of Gillingham.
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:Sec. I. Grave 505.
Cemetery:GILLINGHAM (WOODLANDS) CEMETERY


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Royal Navy

Gravesite Details C/JX 127076

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  • Maintained by: Lori Oschefski
  • Originally Created by: International Wargraves Photography Project
  • Added: 3 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24370270
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Petty Officer Telegraphist James Harold Martin (1 May 1910–25 Feb 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24370270, citing Woodlands Cemetery, Gillingham, Medway Unitary Authority, Kent, England ; Maintained by Lori Oschefski (contributor 47220772) .