Philip Martin

Philip Martin

Philip Martin


309597, Private, Philip Martin, 17th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment, formerly 291999 Cheshire Regiment.

Born 1892 at Macclesfield, son of bricklayer’s labourer, Joseph and Ellen (Nellie) Martin. Philip had a younger sister Ivy. Philip was working as a butcher, when he enlisted at Macclesfield; he was living at 10, Rodney Street

Philip enlisted at Macclesfield, and after his basic training was drafted with the British Expeditionary Force to France and Flanders. His unit were to be engaged at the Flanders Offensive. Philip was killed in action Tuesday 30 April 1918, aged 19 years.

Medals: 1914 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. His medal index card shows his number as 300597

Private, Philip Martin has no known resting place and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen Belgium.
C.W.G.C. Ref: – Panel 31 and 34 and 162 and 163A.

Also refer to

  • Macclesfield Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Macclesfield archive Bollington WW1
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling
  • WWI List of Addresses Trevor Druce Macclesfield Reflects
Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls