John Allman AWMM
Also known as
John Allman Martin AWMM
WWI 26/1043 AWMM
22 November 1871 AWMM
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Miss E. Martin (sister), Newton Road, Brighton, England AWMM
Pre 5 February 1916 AWMM Single AWMM
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Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
MiD. citation: London Gazette, 4 January 1917, p262, Rec No 339. "For gallantry and devotion to duty on the 15th September 1916 near Flers. When his platoon commander was killed Sergeant Martin assumed command of the platoon and by handling them with coolness and skill assisted largely in the capture of the trench. This N.C.O. has performed conspicuous good work since the arrival of his unit in France last April." AWMM
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- John Martin (Marchant) was the son of John William Allman Marchant and Maria Elsie Allman Marchant.
He attended Wellington College.
The plaque in Old St Paul's (Church of England) reads: 'Sergeant John Allman-Marchant, Killed in Action, Flers 15 September 1916.'
Attested under the name John Allman Martin. Revised his date of birth to 1875 in order to enlist.
Occupation before enlistment reads " Labourer" in Nominal Roll, public source tells us he was a Managing Director of Sawmills, also NOK was Miss Maria Elise (Ella) Allman Marchant (Source:Public Source) AWMM
- A story about John Allman Marchant and his efforts to get into the war, and his experiences in the war, is contained on my website about the history of Old St Paul's. An image of his brass is also there. See: https://osphistory.org/2016/09/13/i-am-fully-convinced-that-i-will-see-the-business-through/ Public - Elizabeth - Researcher - 15 March 2017 - Research from military files etc
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- Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France AWMM
- Memorial plaque, Old St Paul's Church, Mulgrave Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
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