|Unit/Regiment||Royal Naval Division|
|Theatre of War first served in||France|
|Date of entry therein||25/10/15|
|Age at Death||37|
|Date of Death||03/12/1916|
|Burial/Memorial||Newport (Christchurch) Cemetery|
|CWGC Family Details||Husband of Ellen Martin of 34, Dudley Street, Newport, Mons.|
“Thy way not mine o Lord”
|Born||West Bromwich, Staffs.|
|Resided||34, Dudley Street, Newport|
|How Died||Died of wounds|
|Theatre of War|
|Medal Entitlement||1914-15 Star|
British War Medal
|Notes||Wounded invalided to UK 19/11/16|
Died of wounds in 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol.
Richard Martin was born in West Bromwich on 26th June 1886. In 1905 he married Ellen Halford, they had five children. In 1911 Richard was lodging with his brother and family in 30, Dudley Street, Newport, they were both working for the Orb works.
Richard joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves 15th June 1915, he was attached to Drake battalion.
Richard was wounded and sent back to the UK on 19th November 1916 and was sent to 2nd General Hospital, Bristol. He died of his wounds in the morning of 3rd December 1916.
He was buried in Christchurch Cemetery in Newport. Ellen was left with five small children to support. Richard was 37 years old when he died.