Memorial to Major General W.R. Martin, Hawksmoor

Recent Photograph of Memorial to Major General W.R. Martin (Hawksmoor)

Memorial to Major General William Reid MARTIN
Located at Gibridding Wood near Cheadle Staffordshire.

In Memoriam
Major General / W. Reid MARTIN
who died / on this spot Dec. 31. 1892
In the Hour of Death and
in the Day of Judgement

The following information has been extracted from
The Staffordshire Encyclopedia:

“The Major General W. Reid MARTIN visiting Farley Hall, Farley (was) accidentally shot dead on shooting party in Gibridding Wood (on) 31 December 1892.”

The Cheadle Herald dated 7 March 1893
has a different version of how he died.

“Sudden death whilst out shooting with a party of gentlemen who were being entertained by Mr Bill. M.P. of Farley Hall on Sat last. General Martin of London fell down and suddenly expired. An inquest has been held and the jury returned a verdict that the deceased died from natural causes - probably syncope.”

(Information provided by Alf Beard)

Image contributed by Alf Beard on 28th June 2008.
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