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Lieutenant Karl Ludwig Martinson was an English officer of the Royal Flying Corps who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1897, in Paddington, the son of advertising agent Adolph Ludwig and Rebecca Martinson (née Hart), of Courland and America, respectively. Martinson attended University College and was commissioned into the Royal Field Artillery on 2 April 1915.[1][2]

Martinson later transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, and died on 1 June 1917, of wounds received after his aircraft had been shot down over the Western Front.

He is buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension.


  1. University of London Officers Training Corps, roll of war service, 1914-1919, p. 40.
  2. The London Gazette (29120), p. 3419, 7 April 1915. Retrieved 25 January 2015.


  • Martinson K L, Retrieved 25 January 2015.