Nelson Bollington's parents were Sarah Bollington and William Martin who married in 1913 after having at least nine children. The children were also known as Martin, their father’s name.
The Alderwasley School Records show Nelson Bollington Martin, father William, living at Longway Bank. Nelson was born 21/9/1899 and entered school 1910 left 1913.
1918 Voters List
Nelson Martin Bollington, Sandy Lane absent on military service.
Nelson would have been just fifteen when posing for the photograph below. Was this later discovered and he was not accepted into the Foresters? He enrolled later into the Seaforth Highlanders, when only sixtee,n with his friend John Berresford (also aged sixteen). They had consecutive regimental numbers. His friend John was killed aged seventeen.
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
12 October 1918
From a base hospital in France, Private Nelson Martin has written to his father Mr William Martin, Sun Lane, Crich, informing him that he had been wounded in the knee. His brother Cpl Alfred Martin, has just recovered from Illness after a spell in hospital.
Ian P. Macdonald; William Burr; William Curzon; John Walker; Nelson Martin (Bollington);
Jack Kneebone; William Frost; Walter (Wammy) Mellors; Jack Cauldwell;
Jack Porter; George Perry; Noble Tomlinson