Do you have anything on John Martin MC? I know that he in mentioned in the Watsonians and Edinburgh University Roll of Honour and I would love to have a photograph.Captain John Martin
Born in 1888, the son of Mr. J. Martin, SSC, of 10 Greenhill Park, Edinburgh
Educated at Malvern College (House Prefect, House XI Cricket and Football( and George Watson College where he gained a reputation for cricket, football and golf and played on the Watsonian XI in 1908
Studied Law at the University of Edinburgh from 1912-1914 (played on First XV and XI and was in the Infantry OTC)(Honours in Law).
Before the war he entered his father's business
Commissioned as a 2nd Lieut, 8th Service Bn, Gordon Highlanders in Aug 1914 (was the first Watsonian sportman to receive a commission)
Went to France in 1915
Received the MC for "a daring piece of work, and fell leading his men when held up by a storm of machine-gun and rifle fire."
KIA on 9 Apr 17.
I can provide two photos. The first below is from the second listed source below. The second, on the next page is from the first mentioned source.
Sources: The Watsonian War Record, 1914-1918
; University of Edinburgh Roll of Honour, 1914-1919
; The Malvern College Register, 1865-1924
Regards. Dick Flory
Photo of John Martin from Source 2: