L/Sgt Walter Martin 18457 of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) for gallantry at the Battle of Lesboeufs on or around 26 Sep 1916. He was awarded the War, Victory and 1915 Star (entry into France 16 March 1915).
The award was gazetted 14 November 1916 and the citation for it was published at the same time. He was then aged 26. Walter Martin was the son of William and Mary Martin of North Tawton. He was born in the June Quarter of 1890 and his father was the local chimney sweep.