India North West Frontier Red Shirt Rebellion 1930-1931 and Second World War group awarded to Captain P.E. Martin, Royal Tank Regiment, formerly a Signalman with the Royal Signals out in India during the 1930’s, he took part in the operations to suppress the Red Shirt Rebellion on the North West Frontier of India in the period from 23rd April 1930 to 22nd March 1931. A mains assistant for an electric supply company in Surbiton, Surrey as of 1939, he was commissioned into the Royal Tank Regiment in July 1941, and went on to see service in the Middle East, Italy and North West Europe. As of 1944 he was serving with the Fighting Vehicles Proving Establishment at as Military Experimental Officer 3rd Grade.
Group of 7: India General Service Medal 1908-1935, 1 Clasp: North West Frontier 1930-31; (2316322 SIGMN. P.E. MARTIN. R.SIGNALS.); 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; France and Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal. Mounted swing style as worn on old mount and ribbons.
Condition: Good Very Fine.
Philip Eadington Martin was born on 18th September 1915 in Dartford, Kent, and baptised on 5th November 1915 in Erith, the son of Arthur Henry Edward Martin, an engineer, and his wife Alice, nee Cutter, and originally saw service as a Signalman (No.231633) with the Royal Signals, being present during the Red Shirt Rebellion on the North West Frontier of India in the period from 23rd April 1930 to 22nd March 1931. Having left the army, as of 1939 he was living in Surbiton, Surrey, and working as a mains assistant for an electric supply company.
With the Second World War, he was presumably initially called up as a reservist, but was then commissioned from an Officer Cadet with an Emergency Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant (No.198594) into the Royal Tank Regiment on 26th July 1941, he went on to see service in the Middle East, Italy and North West Europe.
Martin was promoted to War Substantive Lieutenant on 1st October 1942, and to temporary Captain on 26th November 1942, and as of 1944 was employed with the Fighting Vehicles Proving Establishment at as Military Experimental Officer 3rd Grade. He relinquished his commission sometime in 1945. Martin died in January 1999 in Surrey.