Martin entered the School in April 1932 and left in November 1937. He was in Hyde Games House and gained the Oxford School Certificate in 1937. On leaving he entered Basingstoke Post Office as clerk.

On being called up under the Armed Forces Act, Martin joined the Army and was sent to the Far East. He was safely evacuated from Malaya at the time of the Japanese attack and reached Sumatra. On leaving there the ship in which he was travelling was torpedoed and he was listed as missing. Recently news was received from the War Office that he is now presumed to have lost his life, the official notification stating “There is no possibility that he can have survived.”

(Extract from The Sower December 1943)