Captain John Francis Martyr

Regiment: 1st Batt. Royal Irish Rifles
Attached: 6th Batt. Royal Irish Rifles
Panel reference: Panel 177 and 178.
Date published: 24/09/1915
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 11/08/1915
Age at death: 33
Cemetery: Helles Memorial, Turkey
Information: Captain John Francis Martyr, 1st Batt. Royal Irish Rifles, has died of wounds received in action at the Dardanelles on August 11th last. Capt. Martyr was attached to the 6th Batt. Royal Irish Rifles at the time of his death. He had served in the South African War in 1901 and 1902, where he was employed with the Mounted Infantry, and obtained for his valuable services the Queen's Medal with five clasps. He was the elder son of the late Mr. Peter Martyr and Mrs. Martyr, “Hillside”, Fleet, Hants, and husband of Mrs. Violet Martyr, Bray, Co. Wicklow.