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Re: 252062 C H Martin
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2015, 09:51:47 PM »
Thank you.

We're sure that our Charles Harry is the C H Martin in Middlebrook's book however as the family remember him being interviewed and there's a copy of the book that he was given somewhere in the family. 

We might have a look at the Manchester 6th book too, now that we know he wasn't in the 21st  ;D

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Re: 252062 C H Martin
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2015, 09:57:41 PM »
If you do  :)

In John Hartley book on the 6th Battalion
at the top of page 217 is the quote made by Charles H Martin
in the Kaiser's battle by Martin Middlebrook.

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Re: 252062 C H Martin
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2015, 09:19:51 AM »
Thanks.

Would anyone know if there are full transcripts of the interviews for Middlebrook's book anywhere?

Also is there a way to trace which group and platoon 252062 would have been with?

It would be great to pass on as much as possible to his daughter who, needless to say, is now quite elderly!

Thanks again.

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Re: 252062 C H Martin
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2015, 10:30:08 AM »
18656[662919] c.h martin was Charles,herbert martin of 32 redvers st,ardwick,he joined the labour corps on 2-12-18 after being wounded in the left arm on 2-11-17,previously wounded in right leg on 17-7-16,he died of TB in baguley sanatorium on 8-10-1924

it was 252062 Charles,harry martin who was interviewed by middlebrook

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Re: 252062 C H Martin
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2015, 11:17:05 AM »
Thanks for confirming the Middlebrook claim to fame  ;D

252062 is definitely my relative and not 18656 who I'd managed to merge him with in error!

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Re: 252062 C H Martin
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2015, 05:50:22 PM »
Sorry I didn't spot the Labour Corps MIC and Medal Rolls for the other C H Martin.  Don't know how I missed this....

I'm also seeking an original M Middlebrook recording.  I have a second recording from Radio 4 in 1976 when MM also interviewed Paddy Kennedy (Our World War) http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80013387 and my Grandad http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80013380.  The audio library at IWM is great, but the search is a bit of challenge.  The nearest I could find for your research appears to be http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80031399

The Liddle collection in Leeds contains some of MM's notes and archive (including a copy of my Grandad's) and may have notes from Charles. I can see his name here but don't know what it means http://library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/29049/middlebrook_somme_1918?selection=Liddle%20Collection&query=Manchester%20Regiment%20Martin&browseQuery=Search&collectionGroup=Liddle%20Collection&resultID=0785&port=45000&resultOffset=3

Otherwise good luck with seeking other recordings.  If you do find the recording handle with care, particularly with his daughter.  I'm not sure I did the right thing sharing the CD with my Dad and Auntie.
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Re: 252062 C H Martin
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2015, 07:20:44 PM »
Thank you - you've made impressive progress! And word of warning noted with thanks too.

Following your lead I can find quite a few names in the IWM archives for the Manchester Regiment (audio files) but my grandfather doesn't seem to be included there.

Thank for the Leeds Liddle link - his name on there as you say.  I wonder if they respond to written requests for copies, or if there are any written transcripts?!

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Re: 252062 C H Martin
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2015, 08:19:35 PM »
My Dad visited Leeds for me and found the notes we already had via our cousin. I suggest you email the Library and ask them these questions.

If you find recordings or more MM notes, please keep an eye open for Pt AA Bell

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Re: 252062 C H Martin
« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2015, 09:30:14 PM »
Now that we've cleared up the confusion, would anyone have details (or can direct me to) of when my C H Martin (252062) would have joined the 6th Batt. and when he would have first been sent to France?  Are there details of platoon members for the 6th Batt?

Thank you  :)