Lieutenant Commander Alfred Moule Martin (RN)

Started his Naval Career on the Arethusa Training Ship

Lieutenant Commander Alfred Moule Martin (RN), born 6th January 1884, father to Joan, can be found well documented on the internet. Public records listing his Naval career, serving as a boatswain, when he was sent on loan to the Anzacs to becoming a decorated Lt Cmdr taking the salute at the “Wings for Victory” procession where he suddenly died whilst on parade. He received a funeral with full Naval Honours when he was 59 years of age.

Scanned copy of original Log Book "Shaftsbury Homes and Arethusa Training Ship"

Alfred Moule Martin in full ceremonial dress with his Naval Sword presented to him by the King. He served on HMAS Sydney whilst on loan to the Australian Army (Anzacs). Joan’s mother Winifred Martin also joined the Anzacs as a nurse. It was when she was serving here that she had a near miss of being blown up by a bomb whilst carrying a stretcher and her hair turned white overnight. 

Started his Naval Career on the Arethusa Training Ship

Lieutenant Commander Alfred Moule Martin (RN), born 6th January 1884, father to Joan, can be found well documented on the internet. Public records listing his Naval career, serving as a boatswain, when he was sent on loan to the Anzacs to becoming a decorated Lt Cmdr taking the salute at the “Wings for Victory” procession where he suddenly died whilst on parade. He received a funeral with full Naval Honours when he was 59 years of age.

Original records (photo left) show details taken from the Anzacs record department  detailing  Alfred Moule Martin as acting Boatswain in the RN. He was engaged in battle with the SMS Emden in the World War 1 for more information read here. He was later promoted after being on loan by the RN to the Anzacs for a period of 3 years.

Further details that have been downloaded from various records can be found here National Forces Archive KewNational Archives of Australia

 

Tragic death of LT-COMDR Alfred Moule Martin

Newspaper cuttings that have been passed down over the years in a scrapbook. Yet to find the tombstone in Weston Mill Cemetery in Plymouth, Devon UK

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