Information from the Commonwealth War Graves Website

In Memory of

Eric Leonard Hoskins DSM

Leading Seaman

C/SSX 15125

H.M.S. Martin, Royal Navy

who died on

Tuesday, 10th November 1942. Age 27.


Additional Information:

Son of Percy and Margaret Annie Hoskins, of Elham, Kent.


Commemorative Information


CHATHAM MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom

Grave Reference/

Panel Number:

52, 2.


The Memorial overlooks the town of Chatham and is approached by a steep path from the

Town Hall Gardens.

Information about HMS Martin

HMS Martin (G 44)

Destroyer of the M class

Navy: The Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Class: M 
Pennant: G 44 
Built by: Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) : Parsons 
Laid down: 23 Oct, 1939 
Launched: 12 Dec, 1940 
Commissioned: 4 Apr, 1942 
Lost: 10 Nov, 1942 
History: HMS Martin (Cdr. C.R.P. Thomson, DSO, RN) was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-431 northeast of Algiers, Algeria in position 37.53N, 03.57E. 161 Officers and men went down with the ship. There 63 survivors. 

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 10 Nov, 1942 by U-431 (Dommes).