No.90 General Hospital, Imtarfa, Malta. RAF Hospital Halton (19/04/42).
|Date of Injury:
|D.O.B/Age when admitted:
|Cause of Incident:
Enemy Action. Shot down over Malta.
|Transferred to QVH:
Burns to face, arms and back. Multiple Fractures. Broken Ribs.
|No. of Operations at East Grinstead:
This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.
HQ NE, RAF Uxbridge
|Age at Death:
Martin crashed in Malta, where facilities for burn treatment were poor, and his wounds were heavily infected. Due to the siege, he had to wait for a supply ship to fight its way into Malta, and back out to Alexandria, before returning to England for treatment. He arrived at RAF Halton Hospital in April 1942, where McIndoe found him and had him transferred to QVH.
Martin acted as Secretary of the Canadian Wing of the Guinea Pig Club for three years, before serving as its Chief for fourteen years until his death.