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ATS Joan Martin (Nicholson)

by Eleanor Land

Contributed by 
Eleanor Land
People in story: 
Joan Martin (Nicholson)
Location of story: 
Aberporth Wales
Background to story: 
Army
Article ID: 
A8409477
Contributed on: 
10 January 2006

Joan Martin (nee Nicholson) c. 1941

Joan Nicholson was born in Staindrop, County Durham in 1919. She joined the ATS and became a cook.

She met Harry Martin in 1939, and they married in 1941, at the time of her marriage she was a private in the ATS.

I believe she later became a Lance Corporal, her service no. was W.62455. The only information I have about her service career is that she was a cook for the Officer's Mess. She was stationed at Aberporth (Aberforth?) in Wales. I have an address for her, "Frandeg" Aberforth, Near
Cardigan, South Wales.

After the war Joan and Harry settled in Leicester and they had three children. She died in January 1980.

I would be pleased to hear from anyone who was stationed at Aberporth, and also anyone who knew my mother during her ATS service.

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