Donald Martin, 59 Back
Image (c) Martin family (Canada)
Private DONALD MARTIN
Last address in Lewis: 59 Back,
Son of Allan and Christina Martin, of 59, Back, Lewis, Scotland.
Service unit: 26th Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Service number: 375
Date of death: 29 July 1916 at the age of 28
Killed in action
Memorial: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial,
Mentioned on family gravestone in Gress Cemetery, Lewis
Local memorial: Back
Son of Allan Martin
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Occupation / trade: Sailor
Joined up at sea
Date of attestation: 14 April 1915
Age at attestation: 27 years
Donald is shown in the 1901 census aged 13, at 59 Back, with his parents Allan (42) and Christina (41) as well as his sibilngs Norman (12), Catherine (9), Malcolm (6) and Marion (2).
His brother Malcolm served in the Gordon Highlanders and survived the war.