Name:                  Donald Martin

Gaelic Name:      Domhnall, Mac Iain Mhic Dhonnchaidh Sealgair

                             Son of the late John and Isabella Martin

 

Address:               76 North Tolsta

Rank:  Private
Service unit:  1st Cameron Highlanders
Service number:  3/5347
Date of Death  9th July, 1915
Age:    21 years     
Theatre of War:  France
Interred:    Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe,  Grave III. P. 3
Memorial:  

North Tolsta Memorial Cairn,

North Tolsta WW1 Memorial Plaque.

Additional information:  

                 

            

 

 

WW1 British Campaign Medals

British War Medal

1914 -1915 Star

Victory Medal

The following verses were written in honour of 
Donald Martin, 76 North Tolsta who died on
the 8th of July 1915. The identity of the 
poet is unknown but it is believed he came from
the Dundee area and served alongside Donald.

'T' was on the 7th of July, with hearts so full
of cheer, and not a thought of danger that
lurked so very near.

When 'Bang!' through the still dark night
struck the bullet to its mark, and struck the
poor young hero working out there in the dark.

They bore him down to hospital, but his last
goodbye he'd said for by daybreak,
that some morning, our hero, he lay dead.

Calmly did he pass away. His lifelong race he'd 
run. Thankful of the knowledge that his duty
he had done.

So God bless this noble hero who fought and
died o'er the foam. Who fought for King and
Country and for dear ones left at home.

                                           (Unknown)