Remembrance 2011 – remembering the brave and heroic who fought and who were lost in war.
I get completely tongue-tied when it comes to writing about war and Remembrance. So instead, here’s some photographs of a few of my relatives. Some of whom made it, others who weren’t so lucky.
Remembrance of Albert Martin (1899-1918) who died in a hospital in Germany.
Albert Martin (65727) enlisted as a Private for the 1st/5th Batallion of the Northumberland Fusiliers.
He went to fight in the First World War but was sadly taken prisoner during the German’s third offensive that swept through Fismes, France on 27th May 1918.
Records from the Comité International de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) revealed that he was captured the following day at Fismes.
He is recorded as present at a Prisoner of War (POW) camp in Dülmen, coming from Laon on 19th July 1918. He then appears at the POW camp at Münster II on 20th August 1918.
He died 10 days later in the “Res.Laz.Abtl.Krankenhaus” (hospital) at Homberg, Germany.
He was buried in an English cemetery in the same place “Feld” 21, Nr.64.5″