Captain Francis Winchester Wood-Martin

Panel reference: Panel 21.
Date published: 30/07/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 17/02/1915
Cemetery: Ypres (menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Information: Captain Francis Winchester Wood-Martin, who has been killed in action in Flanders, was well known in County Sligo, where the intelligence of his death has occasioned widespread regret. He was the youngest son of Col. Wood-Martin, A.D.C., Clevenagh, Sligo, was educated at Cheltenham and entered the Army in August, 1899. He took part in the operations in the Transvaal, where he acted as Station Officer from 1899 to 1902; he was taken prisoner in January, 1900, but was released in the following June, when Lord Roberts entered Pretoria. He also took part in the operations in the Orange River Colony, in Cape Colony, and at Colesburg. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1906, and held the Queen's Medal with three clasps and the King's Medal with two clasps.