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Alfred Martin Jr. (1896 - 1918)

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Alfred Martin Jr.
Born in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Courchamps, Aisne, Picardie, Francemap
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Biography

The Great War
Alfred Martin Jr. participated in the Great War.
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Alfred Martin Jr. served in the United States Army in World War I
Service started: 1917
Unit(s): Machine Gun Company, 59th Infantry, 4th Division
Service ended: 20 Jul 1918
Alfred Martin Jr. was KIA in World War I .

Alfred was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1896, the son of Alfred and Alice (Warriner) Martin. He grew up in Cambridge[1] and neighboring Somerville, the youngest of two children.[2] (His sister Alice was 2 years his senior.)

At the time of the war draft registration, in June, 1917, he was living in Somerville and working a clerk at the Kernwood Country Club in Salem, Massachusetts. He was described as being of a medium build, with blue eyes and brown hair.[3]

He was drafted into the military during World War, and assigned to the 151st Depot Brigade. He was later transferred to the Machine Gun Company, 59th Infantry, 4th Division, and was deployed overseas shortly after, in May of 1918. Alfred was killed in action in July, 1918, in the area of Courchamps, France.[4] He is buried at the family plot at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass.[5]

Sources

  1. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9R1-ZGM : accessed 19 March 2019), Alfred Martin in household of Alfred Martin, Cambridge city Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  2. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2VT-718 : accessed 19 March 2019), Alfred Martin in household of Alfred Martin, Somerville Ward 6, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  3. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZN7-RQW : 13 March 2018), Alfred Martin, 1917-1918
  4. Report of the Commission on Massachusetts' Part in the World War", by Eben Putnam, 1928,Vol. 2, p. 351
  5. Find A Grave: Memorial #137747483 Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts


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