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Martin, Deryck John Michael

Flight-Sergeant Martin. Former Hay Hill Minister’ s killed. The only son of a former Minister of Hay Hill Baptist Church Flight-Sergt Derek J. M. Martin R.A.F., has ben reported killed. He was 24 years old.

His father the Rev. Arthur Martin, was for five years a minister at Hay Hill Baptist Church.

They left the city in 1928 and went to Wisbech, and Derek went to King’ s College, London, to study research chemistry. He then took his B.Sc. at Bristol University, and joined the R.A.F. immediately afterwards.

Mr. Martin, with his wife and two daughters, lives at Maidenhead where he holds a ministry. He is also a chaplain to the R.A.F. Bath Chronicle & Herald, 22nd October 1943.


First name(s)Deryck John Michael
Date of birth21 August 1919
Place of birthBridport Registration District
Family detailsSon of Arthur Stanley and Clementine Florence Martin of Maidenhead Berks
Previous educationBath; Wisbech High School; Wisbech Grammar School; Sir William Borlase's School, Marlow
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1937-1940
Dept / courseScience
Military unitRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Service number1292918
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death11/10/1943
Age at death24
Rank at deathFlight Sergeant (Pilot)
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeHenley Road Reading Cematorium
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; King’ s College Review May 1945

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