Roll of Honour


Charles Herbert George Martin


Charles Herbert George Martin was born on the 5th October 1882 in Dowlais, Glamorgan, Wales. His parents were Edward Pritchard Martin and Margaret James. Charles was educated at Eton College and went on to study for an MA at Magdalen College, Oxford. Fieldwork for his Oxford degree included the sampling of freshwater organisms in Loch Lomond - this is presumed to have led to his meeting John Graham Kerr, University of Glasgow Professor of Zoology.

Memorial chapel at the University of Glasgow
The Memorial Chapel at the University of Glasgow

Charles came to the University of Glasgow as Junior Assistant to the Professor of Zoology and held the post from 1st October 1907 until his resignation as of the end of the Winter Session 1911. The Hunterian Museum holds specimens of oligochaete worms which are believed to have been gathered by him, and on which he published. He also joined the University's Officer Training Corps (OTC).

Charles is said to have left academia as a result of his father's death, and moved to the family estate in Wales, while continuing to publish scientific articles.

Charles married Beatrice Elise Hanbury in Abergavenny, Wales, on the 11th June 1912. They had a son, Charles Edward, who was born on the 21st April 1913.

Lieutenant Charles Herbert George Martin was posted in 1912 as a machine gun officer in the 1st/3rd Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment. He died on the 2nd May 1915 and is buried in the Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, near Ypres (now Ieper) in Belgium.

Comments and Citations

Biography: Information contributed by De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1919, Vol. 1, p 246.

Information regarding UofG career in Court Minutes C1/1/15 p12 & ref C1/1/18 p81.

Information regarding fieldwork, specimens and