Martin Huntley 


Royal Navy

Died On:
19 January 1918


Martin Collier, born in 1893, was the son of Dr William Collier of  Woodstock Road, Oxford and his wife Anna. After attending the Dragon School, Oxford he joined the Royal Navy as a Cadet in September 1904 and, after time in the battleships HMS IMPLACABLE and KING EDWARD VII, he joined submarines in October 1913 as a Sub Lieutenant.

In February 1914, as a Lieutenant, he joined HMS B1 as First Lieutenant and subsequently served as First Lieutenant in W2 (May 1915) and J3 (February 1916). His first Command appointment was to HMS C13 in August 1916. Collier’s second command was to H10 in March 1917.

H10 sailed on a North Sea patrol in January 1918 and failed to return. It is believed that she was lost in a German minefield on or about 20 January 1918. There were no survivors.

Martin Collier is commemorated on the Chatham Naval War Memorial on Panel No. 28.  The community recreation ground in Stapleford Cambridgeshire, gifted to the community in 1922 by his father, is named in his honour.


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