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Charles Henry MARTIN & Nellie Gertrude HIBBITT


Image Charles Martin and Nellie (nee Hibbitt)
Charles Martin and Nellie (nee Hibbitt)

Husband: Charles Henry MARTIN 1 2 3 4 5
Born:
 ABT 1903
 in Twerton-on-Avon, Bath, Somerset 6 7 8
Married:
 23 APR 1927
 in St Mary's Church, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon 26 27 28 29 30 31
Died:
 9 APR 1942
 in HMS Hermes off Ceylon (present day Sri Lanka) 9
Father: Charles Albert MARTIN
Mother: Sarah Louisa DAVIS
Spouses: 
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Wife: Nellie Gertrude HIBBITT 14 15 16
Born:
 25 SEP 1897
 in Queensboro, St Peters North, Drogheda, Ireland 17 18 19 20
Died:
 2 MAY 1966
 in Plymouth, Devon 21 22
Buried:
 1966
 in Drake Memorial Park, Plymouth, Devon 25
Father: ALFRED CHARLES NEWBOLD HIBBITT
Mother: ALICE RIDLEY
Spouses: 
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Associated Links

Individual photos of Charles Martin.
Individual photos of Nellie Hibbitt.
Group photographs including Charles Martin and Nellie Hibbitt.
Photographs of the Naval Memorial in Plymouth where Charles Martin is commemorated.
Panel 63 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial where Charles Martin's name appears.
Grave of Nellie G Martin (nee Hibbitt) at Drake Memorial Park in Plymouth, Devon.

Additional Information

Charles Henry MARTIN:
Residence: 1911, 43 Second Avenue, Bath, Somerset 10
Military: 1932, Promoted to Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Navy 11
Military: Final Naval Rank: Lieutenant Commander 12
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, The Hoe, Plymouth 13

Charles went down in HMS Hermes on 9th April 1942 off Ceylon (present day Sri Lanka), during World War II. He is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial on Plymouth Hoe.

Nellie Gertrude HIBBITT:
Residence: 1901, Point Rural, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland 23
Residence: 1942, Tavistock, Devon 24

Nellie's father was a coastguard and apparently the coastguard cottages still exist in Queensboro where she was born in 1897. Nellie died on 2nd May 1966, aged 68, and is buried in Drake Memorial Park in Plymouth with her brother, Charles George Hibbitt.


Footnotes

  1. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    Name: MARTIN, CHARLES HENRY.
  2. England and Wales, Marriage Index: 1837-1983.
    Name: Charles H Martin.
  3. 1911 England & Wales Census, Class: RG14; Piece: 14697; Schedule Number: 150.
    Name: Charles Henry Martin.
  4. England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1915.
    Name: Charles Henry Martin.
  5. Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Plymouth Naval Memorial.
    MARTIN, Lieut.-Comdr. (E) CHARLES HENRY. R.N.
  6. Ibid.
    Age: 39, Date of Death: 09/04/1942.
  7. 1911 England & Wales Census, Class: RG14; Piece: 14697; Schedule Number: 150.
    Age in 1911: 7
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1904
    Birth Place: Twerton on Avon, Somerset.
  8. England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1915.
    Name: Charles Henry Martin
    Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1903
    Registration District: Bath
    Inferred County: Somerset
    Volume: 5c
    Page: 499.
  9. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    Name: MARTIN, CHARLES HENRY
    Initials: C H
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Lieut-Commander (E)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
    Unit Text: H.M.S. Hermes
    Age: 39
    Date of Death: 09/04/1942
    Additional information: Son of Albert Charles and Sarah Louise Martin; husband of Nellie Gertrude Martin, of Tavistock, Devon.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 63, Column 1.
    Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL.
  10. 1911 England & Wales Census, Class: RG14; Piece: 14697; Schedule Number: 150.
    Name: Charles Henry Martin
    Age in 1911: 7
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1904
    Relation to Head: Son
    Gender: Male
    Birth Place: Twerton on Avon, Somerset
    Civil Parish: Bath
    County/Island: Somerset
    Country: England
    Street Address: 43 Second Avenue, Bath
    Registration District: Bath
    Registration District Number: 316
    Sub-registration District: Lyncombe
    ED, institution, or vessel: 8
    Household Schedule Number: 150
    Piece: 14697

    Household Members: Name Age
    Charles Albert Martin 41
    Sarah Louisa Martin 46
    Alice Jane Davis 48
    Alice Francis Martin 12
    Ada Lilian Martin 10
    Charles Henry Martin 7.
  11. The Bath Chronicle & Weekly Gazette, Saturday 5 March 1932.
    Old Sulian
    in the Navy
    An old boy of the Bath City Secondary School, C.H. Martin, has been promoted to commissioned rank in the Royal Navy. He is serving on H.M.S. Malaya with the Mediterranean Fleet. On leaving school he entered the Navy, and rapidly rose in the lower ranks. His promotion to Sub-Lieutenant is a matter of great satisfaction to his old school. Sub-Lieut. Martin is the son of Mrs. S.L. and the late Mr. C.A. Martin, of Fair View, Twerton-on-Avon, and grandson of the late Mr. Charles Martin, Twerton-on-Avon.
  12. Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Plymouth Naval Memorial.
    MARTIN, Lieut.-Comdr. (E) CHARLES HENRY. R.N.
  13. Ibid., Plymouth Naval Memorial.
    MARTIN, Lieut.-Comdr. (E) CHARLES HENRY. R.N. H.M.S. Hermes. 9th April, 1942. Age 39. Son of Albert Charles and Sarah Louise Martin ; husband of Nellie Gertrude Martin, of Tavistock, Devon. Panel 63, Column 1.
  14. Birth Record, General Register Office (Ireland) - Births.
    Name: Nellie Gertrude.
  15. England and Wales, Marriage Index: 1837-1983.
    Name: Nellie G Hibbitt.
  16. 1901 Ireland Census, The National Archives of Ireland.
    Nellie Hibbitt.
  17. Memorial Inscription, Grave plaque in Drake Memorial Park, Plymouth, Devon.
    Date of Birth: 25.9.1897.
  18. Birth Record, General Register Office (Ireland).
    Births Registered in the District of St Peters North in the Union of Drogheda in the County of Louth.
    Date and Place of Birth: 1897 25th September, Queensboro.
    Name: Nellie Gertrude.
    Sex: Female.
    Name and Surname and Dwelling Place of Father: Alfred Hibbitt, Queensboro.
    Name and Surname and Maiden Surname of Mother: Alice Hibbitt formerly Ridley.
    Rank or Profession of father: Coastguard.
    Signature, Qualification and Residence of Informant: Alfred Hibbitt, Father, Queensboro.
    When Registered: November 19th 1897.
  19. England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005.
    Death Registration Month/Year: 1966, Age at death (estimated): 68.
  20. 1901 Ireland Census, The National Archives of Ireland.
    Nellie Hibbitt. Dau. Wes. 3. Born Co. Louth.
  21. Memorial Inscription, Grave plaque in Drake Memorial Park, Plymouth, Devon.
    Date: 2nd May 1966.
  22. England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005.
    Name: Nellie G Martin
    Death Registration Month/Year: 1966
    Age at death (estimated): 68
    Registration district: Plymouth
    Inferred County: Devonshire
    Volume: 7a
    Page: 713.
  23. 1901 Ireland Census, The National Archives of Ireland.
    Point Rural, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland
    Alice Hibbitt. Head + Wife. Wesleyan. 29. Married. Born England.
    Alfred Hibbitt. Son. Wesleyan. 5. Scholar. Born England.
    Nellie Hibbitt. Dau. Wesleyan. 3. Born Co. Louth.
    Charles Hibbitt. Son. Wesleyan. 2. Born Co. Louth.
  24. Commonwealth War Graves Commission, War graves record for husband, Charles Henry Martin.
    Name: MARTIN, CHARLES HENRY...husband of Nellie Gertrude Martin, of Tavistock, Devon...
  25. Memorial Inscription, Grave plaque in Drake Memorial Park, Plymouth, Devon.
    IN LOVING MEMORY
    NELLIE G MARTIN
    25.9.1897 - 2.5.1966
    CHARLES G HIBBITT
    1.12.1898 - 8.10.1972
    IVY A HIBBITT
    1.9.1904 - 2.7.1992.
  26. England and Wales, Marriage Index: 1837-1983.
    Name: Nellie G Hibbitt
    Year of Registration: 1927
    Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
    Spouse's Surname: Martin
    District: Plympton St Mary
    County: Cornwall, Devon
    Volume: 5b
    Page: 538.
  27. Ibid.
    Name: Charles H Martin
    Year of Registration: 1927
    Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
    Spouse's Surname: Hibbitt
    District: Plympton St Mary
    County: Cornwall, Devon
    Volume: 5b
    Page: 538.
  28. The Bath Chronicle & Weekly Gazette, Saturday 30 April 1927.
    MARRIAGES
    MARTIN-HIBBITT.-On April 23rd, at St. Mary's Church, Plympton, Charles H Martin, E.R.A., R.N., only son of the late Mr. C.A. Martin and Mrs. Martin, of Fair View, Twerton Bath, to Nellie Gertrude Hibbitt, only daughter of Mr. A.C. Hibbitt, Warrant Officer, R.N. (retired) and Mrs. Hibbitt, of Plympton (Devon).
  29. The Western Morning News, Tuesday 26 April 1927.
    MARRIAGES
    MARTIN-HIBBITT.-On April 23rd, at St. Mary's Church, Plympton, Charles Henry Martin, E.R.A., R.N., only son of the late Mr. C.A. Martin and Mrs. Martin, of Twerton-on-Avon, Bath, to Nellie Gertrude, only daughter of Mr. A.C. Hibbitt, warrant officer, R.N. (retired), and Mrs. Hibbitt, of Plympton, Devon.
  30. The Bath Chronicle & Weekly Gazette, Saturday 30 April 1927.
    Bathonian's Wedding at Plympton.
    -----------
    At St. Mary's Church, Plymptom [sic], on Saturday, the wedding was solemnised of Mr. Charles Martin, only son of the late Mr. C.A. and Mrs. Martin, of Fair View, Twerton, and Miss Nellie Hibbitt, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Hibbitt, late of Plymouth. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Charles Hibbitt, looked charming in a gown of white georgette, pleated and beaded with sequins and pearls, her long veil forming a train. She carried a bouquet of white sweetpeas and pale pink and lemon tulips.
    The bridesmaids, Miss Alice Martin, sister of the bridegroom, and the Misses Lilian Bonney and Gertrude Taylor, friends of the bride, wore dresses of powder blue crepe-de-chine, with black hats, and carried bouquets of narcissi and pink tulips. Each wore a string of pearls, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr. Frank Parnham was best man.
    After the ceremony the wedding party motored to Plymouth, where a reception was held at Goodbody's Cafe. The honeymoon is being spent at Bude.
    There were many beautiful and valuable presents.
  31. The Western Morning News, Tuesday 26 April 1927.
    WEDDINGS.
    -----------
    Martin-Hibbitt, at Plympton.
    At St. Mary's Church, Plympton, Mr. Charles Henry Martin, only son of the late Mr. C.A. Martin and Mrs. Martin, of Twerton, Bath, was married to Miss Nellie Hibbitt, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Hibbitt, formerly of Plymouth.
    The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Charles George Hibbitt, wore a gown of white georgette, pleated and beaded with sequins and pearls, her long veil forming a train. She carried a bouquet of white sweet peas and pale pink and lemon tulips.
    The bridesmaids, the Misses Alice Martin (sister of the bridegroom), Lilian Bonney and Gertrude Taylor (friends of the bride), wore dresses of powder blue crepe-de-chine, with black hats, and carried bouquets of narcissi and pink tulips. They each wore a string of pearls, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr. Frank Parnham was best man.


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