1. Memorial:Sanctuary Wood Cemetery
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.129
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour14B GQS

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Son of the late E. P. Martin, of The Hill, Abergavenny; husband of Elise Solly-Flood (formerly Martin), of Manor House, Butters Marston, Warwickshire.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 3rd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment 

1/3rd Battalion August 1914 : at Abergavenny. Part of Welsh Border Brigade in the Welsh Division. Moved on mobilisation to Pembroke Dock but by 10 August went to Oswestry and by the end of the month was at Northampton. Moved in December to Bury St Edmunds and in January 1915 to Cambridge. 14 February 1915 : left the Division and landed in France. Came under orders of 83rd Brigade in 28th Division. 27 May 1915 : amalgamated with the 1/1st and 1/2nd Bns. Resumed identity on 11 August 1915. 2 September 1915 : transferred as Pioneer Battalion to 49th (West Riding) Division. 9 August 1916 : left Division and became GHQ Troops. On 31 August, disbanded and troops sent to 1/1st and 1/2nd Bns.

Action : The Battles of Ypres 1915 (Second Ypres) 

22 April - 25 May 1915. On the 22nd April 1915 the Germans used poison gas at Ypres. This was the first 'official' use of gas and took the Allies by surprise. After initial success capitalising on the confusion and horror of this weapon, a heroic stand, initially by the Canadians and then supported by British and Indian Battalions, held the German advance. However it became clear that the Germans had achieved a tactical advantage and eventually the British were forced to retire to more a more defendable perimeter closer to Ypres. These positions were on the last ridges before Ypres and their loss would have resulted in the loss of the town and possibly open the Channel coast to German occupation with disastrous consequences for the re-supply of the BEF.

Detail :

MARTIN, Charles Herbert George MA , F.Z.S., Lieut., 1/3 Monmouthshire Regt. (T.F.), Only son. of the late Edward Pritchard Martin, of The Hill, Abergavenny, Mining Engineer and Colliery Owner born Dowlais Glamorgan. 5 Oct. 1882, and was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he obtained a high standard of efficiency in biology and obtained his degrees. He was demonstrator in Zoology to the University of Glasgow, and Lecturer at Oxford, and was well-known at Cambridge and at Naples, and was a scientist of European reputation. At Glasgow he joined the University O.T.C. and was gazetted 2nd Lieut, unatld. (T.F.), 12 Oct. 1909, and posted to the 3rd Monmouths, 5 June, 1912. He was promoted Lieut. 29 Aug. 1914, being subsequently machine-gun officer. On the outbreak of war he volunteered for foreign service, and was killed in action N.E. of Ypres, 2 -May, 1915. He was buried between St. Julien and Freezenberg. He published several books on protozoology. He was also an ardent allround sportsman. a keen follower of the Monmouthshire Hounds, and was Master of the Crickhowell Harriers. He was married with a son. Source; Ruvigny Vol1

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : St John's No. 818 E.C.Monmouthshire

22nd October 1913
26th November 1913
11th February 1914

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