Sapper James Martin

Discussion in 'Royal Engineers' started by alanatabz, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. alanatabz

    alanatabz Well-Known Member

    Bit of a longshot.

    Looking to see if I can find any info on Sapper James Martin, Aberdeenshire

    Injured in 1944 by a German Landmine, where he lost left foot.

    Probably injured November 1944

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  2. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Hi alanatabz

    This looks like your man.

    First name: J

    Last name: Martin

    Date Wounded: 11 July 1943

    Service number 2189822

    Rank: Sapper

    Unit: 994th Docks Operating Company, Royal Engineers

    Theatre of war Sicily

    Archive reference WO 417/65

    British Army Casualty Lists 1939-1945 (on FMP)

    From an RE Order of Battle I found on the internet ages ago.

    994th Docks Operating Company, RE.

    With First Army in Dec 1942. Served with Central Mediterranean Forces (probably Italy). Disbanded Sep 1945+.

    War Diary is available at

    Royal Engineers: 994 Docks Operating Company (RE) | The National Archives

    Hope this helps

  3. alanatabz

    alanatabz Well-Known Member

    Many thanks Gus



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