Alfie Martin

Alfie Martin is a Belfast man. He was born at Finaghy in 1920 and was educated at Friends School, Lisburn, before taking up employment with the Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Company, (now an almost forgotten part of the Royal Sun Alliance Group) at Wellington Place, Belfast. In 1938, like many other young men, a feeling of patriotism hit him and he joined a Territorial Army company of Royal Engineers. Called up in August 1939 he served at Kilroot, Helen's Bay and Magilligan before...See more