Ashmore War Memorial

Lancelot Lucien Martin

Surname: Martin
Other names: Lancelot Lucien
Other people in this story:
Montague Francis Martin
Carrie Martin née Voss
Locations in this story:
Ashmore, Dorset
Gallipoli, Turkey
Tarrant Keynston, Blandford, Dorset
Sherborne, Dorset
Helles Memorial, Turkey

Lancelot Lucien Martin was born in 1893 and baptised at Tarrant Keynston, Blandford, Dorset on 6th August 1893. He was the son of Montague Francis Martin, a farmer (mixed), and Carrie Martin née Voss. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a farm labourer and living at North Farm, Ashmore.

He enlisted in Sherborne as a Private in the Dorset Yeomanry (Queens Own) (Service No. 957). He served at Gallipoli and was awarded the Victory, British and 1915 Star medals. He died in Gallipoli on 21st August 1915 and his name appears on the Helles Memorial in Turkey (Panel 17 & 18). He is remembered on the Ashmore War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
The Keep Military Museum