Regent House School, Newtownards
The name J.W. Martin is commemorated on the Second World War Memorial Plaque in Regent House School, Newtownards. Pre-Second World War the only J.W. Martin listed in the Regent House School Register is Joseph Wesley Martin and his details are recorded as follows:
Admission number: 957
Date of admission: 19 September 1939
Date of birth: 4 February 1926
Place of birth: Donaghadee
Address: High Street, Donaghadee
Name of Guardian: Mrs Stewart (Grandmother), Fruit Merchant
Previous School attended: PES No. II Donaghadee
Class on admission: III B
Examinations passed: None
Class reached: IV C
Date of leaving: 31 January 1941
Remarks: Insurance Office
There is compelling evidence to suggest that Joseph Wesley Martin was the name used by Ronald Victor Joseph Martin when he attended Regent House School.
Ron Talley (a nephew of Ronald Victor Joseph Martin) has commented that he is ‘one hundred percent sure’ Joseph Wesley Martin and Ronald Victor Joseph Martin are one and the same person.
Why Ronald Victor Joseph Martin would have been enrolled at Regent House School as Joseph Wesley Martin is not known.