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MARTIN – Edward Royal Marines Woolwich Division 88th Company

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Royal Marines 1854 Britains Sea Soldiers Vol 1 by Cyril Field
NameMARTIN – Edward
Regiment (s)Royal Marines Woolwich Division 88th Company
Regiment Number (s) 8114 or 844
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
10th July 1828 / 22 years / Birmingham Warwickshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fair / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationShips at sea:
Excellent – Asia and Hyacinth  1 year 9 months 25 days
Hyacinth – 26th July 1834 to 29th July 1836
Algerine – 30th July 1836 to 26th January 1837
Hastings – 15th July 1838 to 13th July 1839
Vernon – 23rd November 1840 to 8th May 1844Total at sea 8 years 9 months 12 days
On Shore 7 years 1 month 22 days
Length of Service15 years 11 months 4 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / June 1844 / Not yet known (probably Woolwich Kent England)
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1844 Falmouth
1863 Tilbury
1863-  Western Australia
Pension Paid£18/4/0 per annum
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
23rd September 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD DALHOUSIE 28th December 1863
Date/Place of Birth1806 Darlaston Staffordshire England
Date/Place of Baptism6th March 1806 St Lawrence Darlaston England
Date/Place of Birth
MARTIN John (on baptism record)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Maria (on baptism record)
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNone found
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Royal Navy Personnel 1831
First Name: Edward
Last Name: Martin
Age: 25
Birth Year: 1806
Birth Place: Darliston (sic) Stafford
Rank: Gunner RMA
Ship: Asia
Location: Portsmouth Harbour
Entry Date: 5 February 1831
Discharge Summary: Discharged as an invalid suffering from phthisis and palptacio. 

It is not yet known if Edward Martin remained in Western Australia or lived and died elsewhere.

A detailed memorandum by Lt. Col Bruce (CO 18 Piece 140 part 1 page 149) in reference to the manner in which two sentries (Edward) Martin and Molloy discharged their duty on the occasion of the escape, from the North Fremantle chain gang, of 10 convicts, on the evening of the 14th March 1864. Of the Enrolled Pensioners he states:
As regards physical fitness and training both sentries are efficient soldiers. They are moreover men of intelligence and good character.
Martin is from the marines and Molloy served in the 64th under Sir Henry Havelock during the celebrated advance to Cawnpore.”