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6977570   Corporal Samuel Martin
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 06/04/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 19/03/1915
Died: 24/04/1942 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
Samuel Martin was the eldest son of Samuel and Sarah Martin. He was born on 19th March 1915 in the Magherafelt area. The family lived at Megargy for a time. Samuel joined the army in 1932, aged 18. Corporal Samuel Martin served with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in World War Two. Corporal Samuel Martin died in Burma on 24th April 1942. The CWGC record Corporal Samuel Martin as the son of Samuel and Sarah Martin of Knockloughrim, County Londonderry.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Rangoon Memorial
  Taukkyan, Rangoon
Grave Ref: Face 11
CWGC Casualty 2517245
The Rangoon Memorial is situated in Taukkyan War Cemetery, which is about 35 kilometres north of Yangon (formerly Rangoon). The cemetery is on PY1 Road (formerly Prome Road), about 15 kilometres from the airport and can be easily seen from the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castledawson Memorial - World War 2 Panel Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWII 113
References and Links
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1 BBC -Royal Inn Fus in Burma 1944 Details of encirclement in Yenangyaung April 1942
2 Burma Campaign - 1 Royal Inn Fus Battalion Diary - February to April 1942
3 Castledawson War Dead Details of Corporal Samuel Martin including photo
4 Maghera Church graves Corporal Samuel Martin on family headstone
5 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Battle Honour - Yenangyaung April 1942
6 Three Commanding Officers in nine days Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Yenangyaung April 1942
7 Wikipedia - Battle of Yenangyaung Started 16th April 1942
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023