|Alternative Address:||Ballymahon, Co. Longford; Washington, D.C.|
|Regiment/Unit:||United States Navy|
|Date of Death:||28-04-1919|
|Cause:||Illness, at Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia|
|Memorial:||Naval Hospital Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia|
William was born William Patrick Martin, around the 18 March 1873* in Ballymahon; his father Francis was a soldier who is believed to have served in the Crimean War. William later emigrated to the US and enlisted in the US Navy c.1892.
William married Frances Lincoln Studley of Woods Hole, Falmouth, Barnstable Mass. on the 25 November 1907. They had one child, Elinor, born in 1915.
He served 27 years in the US Navy, and retired on the 2 August 1915. William died of cardiac illness in Portsmouth Virginia in 1919.
|Parents Names:||Son of Francis Martin and Ann (née Geoghegan)|
|Notes:||*In his attestation, William gave his birth year as 1874. **Many thanks to Dennis Burke of http://www.ww2irishaviation.com for submitting this entry|
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