WILLIAM J. MARTIN, U.S. INFANTRY
EAST LIVERPOOL TRIBUNE
AUG. 14, 1919
ENLISTED IN MICHIGAN
ASSIGNED TO MICHIGAN IRON JAW UNIT
28 THE LOCAL LAD TO GIVE LIFE
WM. J. MARTIN, U. S. INFANTRY, born and reared in East Liverpool, was killed in action in France on August 4, according to information received by Wm. J. Martin, 1013 St. George street, an uncle. Because the young soldier was serving with a Michigan regiment at the time of his death the name was omitted inadvertently from the recently published list of 27 East Liverpool boys who have died with the colors.
Martin enlisted as a volunteer while on a trip to Detroit two years ago and after a period of training at Waco, Texas, was assigned to the famous Michigan Iron Jaw unit and sent to France. He went into battle on July 15, almost at the beginning of the great allied counter drive that wiped out the (can’t make out battle) and eventually ended in the surrender of the entire Hun fighting force on Nov. 11.
After about three weeks of bloody fighting during which he moved forward constantly under heavy fire with his comrades, driving the Huns pell-mell before them, Martin was killed by an explosive shell.