Captain Duncan Lenox Martin

9th(Service)Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

Born in 1886 in Algeria.

His parents were Thomas Martin(born in 1853) and

Anne Lenox(born in 1844). They were married in 1881.

Duncan had a sister, Dorothy Lenox(1885-11/11/1955).

In the 1891 census, the family were recorded as living at Kirby Croft,Hailsham,Sussex, though Thomas described his employment as that of being an ostrich farmer in the

Cape Colony.

The 1901 census showed that Duncan had been sent away to school as was boarding at the Channel View School,

Walton in Gordano,Somerset.

At the outbreak of war Duncan applied for a commision and was appointed temporary 2nd Lieutenant on 13/10/1914.

His date of disembarkation into France was on 28/07/1915.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,

the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.  

Cornishman  Thursday 21/09/1916 St Ives

Captain Duncan Lenox Martin of the Devonshire regiment of St Ives, who was killed on July 1st, left £10,805 (13s 9d). "

Worth today £1,120,444.02.

Newspaper Unknown - 1/07/1941

Martin – To the dear memory of my brother Duncan Lenox Martin. Capt.,9th Batt, Devonshire Regiment, killed in action on the Somme, July 1, 1916, “Semper Fidelis” 

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