14518389 Sapper

 

Arthur Ellis Martin.

 

4 Bomb Disposal Company.

 

Royal Engineers.

Photo donated by a friend.

 

Husband of Hilda Martin of Radcliffe.

 

Died on the 20th September 1944. Aged 36.

 

Buried at Stand Lane, New Church Burial Ground, Radcliffe.

 

Row 17. Grave 31.

 

 

On the 20th September 1944, just a few days before he was due to go on leave, James was with his Company in Emberton, Bedford. They were in the process of rendering an enemy mine harmless when, at 13.20pm, it exploded killing eight men and injuring a further five.

 

Lance Corporal E.W. Barlow, Sapper T. Bradshaw, Sapper J.A. Brady, Sapper J.W. Bridges, Corporal E.F. Brooks, Sapper N. Jolley,  and Lance Sergeant A.V. Maskell also died at this incident.