2nd Lt. DCM, HLI


1897 Aug 25. Born Lanarkshire. ( but I cannot get it in Scottish births). Son of Thomas Andrew and Jane (nee Dever) Martin

1901 census at 20 Merryston Sr, Coatbridge. His father was a foreman plate layer, born in Ireland

Thomas Martin 44
Jean Martin 42
Thomas Martin 17
Maggie Martin 16
Bernard Martin 13
James Martin 10
Patrick Martin 8
Hugh Martin 6
John Martin 4
Isabella Martin 1
James Diver 46

1915 Dec 11 Landed in France

1919 Mar 4. commissioned on discharge. The undermentioned Cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. under the provisions of the Royal Warrant, dated 30th December 1918, promulgated in Army Order 42 of 1919. John Charles Martin DCM. Highland Light Infantry

1921 Sep 1. Gazetted out 2nd Lt J C Martin DCM of Highland Light Infantry.

1921 Jan 10. Joined ADRIC with service no 1471. Posted to K Coy

1921 Mar 13. Posted to O Coy

Fined 5/- by Coy Commander

1922 Jan 16. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Mar 28. Joined the British Gendarmerie section of the Palestine Police as a Constable.

1932 Jun 12. Arrives UK from Port Said. Police Palestine. Mackenzie Place, Wishaw

1932 Aug 1. Married in Glasgiw to Margaret McMullin

1935 Aug 25. Leaves UK for Port Said. Travels with wife Margaret and child Eugene aged 1. 67 Bigger/Biggan Rd, Cleland, Lanarkshire. Palestine Police, Asst. Superintendent.

1939 Aug 11. Downing Street, The King has been graciously pleased to award the Colonial Police Medal for Gallantry to the members of the Police Forces whose names appear below:—. John Charles Martin, D.C.M., Deputy District Superintendent, Palestine Police Force

1939 Sep 1. Arrives UK from Port Said with wife Margaret and Eugene

1944 Aug 26. Died Palestine of natural causes. Buried Jerusalem Latin Cemetery Jerusalem Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel. Colonial Police Medal (For Gallantry). Son of Thomas Andrew and Joanne Martin; husband of Margaret Martin, of Glasgow. CWGC