World War I Honor Roll

Anthony Martin

Corporal, United States Army

Battery B,
319th Field Artillery Regiment,
82nd Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: October 11, 1918
Buried at: 

PRIVATE ANTHONY MARTIN was born Anthony Buzine in Camden NJ on July 9, 1890 to Mrs. Lena Buzine. By 1900 his mother had remarried. His stepfather Edward Martin, worked in a shoe factory. Edward Martin adopted Anthony after 1900, and he went by the name Anthony Martin. The family lived at 1111 Pine Street in Camden. When the census was taken again, in 1910, the family had moved around the corner to 715 Jane Street, a small street that ran for one block between Line Street and Pine Street east of Haddon Avenue. They later moved to 1027 Pine Street

Anthony Martin was well known in South Camden sports circles. Nicknamed "Hack", he was best known as a baseball player. He had worked for Keystone Leather `and for Camden Iron during the 1910s.

When Anthony Martin registered for the draft in June 5, 1917 he was out of work, and living with his parents at 1027 Pine Street in Camden. He was called up on September 21, 1917. He was sent to Camp Dix NJ, and from there to Camp Gordon AL, where he was assigned to Battery B, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Infantry Division. In April of 1918 he was sent with his unit to Camp Mills on Long Island NY, to sail for France. 

Anthony Martin died of wounds on October 11, 1918 in the Battle of the Argonne Forest. He was 28 years old. His death was reported in the November 9, 1918 edition of the Camden Post-Telegram.

Anthony Martin was survived by his parents, of the Pine Street address, a younger brother, Louis, and two younger sisters, Mary and Margaret Martin, all 1027 Pine Street. He also left behind another younger brother, George Martin, a glazier at a leather works, of 1029 Pine Street, two nieces and two nephews. Both Martin families later purchased houses around the corner on the 1000 block of Line Street, where they were living in April of 1930. Edward & Lena Martin were living at 1000 Line Street, and George Martin and his family were at 1026 Line Street. The 1947 Camden City Directory shows Lena Martin still at 1000 Line Street.

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Philadelphia Inquirer - November 10, 1918

Camden Courier-Post - January 20, 1928


Gold Star Mothers will be the honor guests at the first annual military ball of the Camden Post, No. 980, Veterans of Foreign Wars, to be held on Friday evening, February 3, in the Elks ballroom, Seventh and Cooper Streets.

Elaborate plans for this ball are under the chairmanship of John S. Pennington.

Invitations have been issued for patrons and patronesses and the list will be announced early next week.

Gold Star Mothers to attend the affair are Mrs. C. Alberger, Mrs. Harriett Ablett, Mrs. Laura Brown. Mrs. A. Crangel, Mrs. A. Cassidey, Mrs. R. Dilks, Mrs. Kate Geist, Mrs. M. Griffen, Mrs. Horace B. Keebler, Mrs. H. Kirk, Mrs. Ross Leahy, Mrs. M. A. Matson, Mrs. M. McGuckin, Mrs. Mary Martin**, Mrs. M. Matthews, Mrs. Cooling Pond, Mrs. Oliver Powell*, Mrs. Mary Pennington, Mrs. C. Rolk, Mrs. E. Simons, Mrs. Mary Schucker, Mrs. Margaret Steigerwald, Mrs. Annie Taylor, Mrs. M. Osborn, Mrs. Mary Keegan, Mrs. Anna Kennedy, Mrs. T.C. Young and Mrs. Walters.

Assisting Mr. Pennington in planning this ball are John Rouh, James W. Connor, Charles Bozian, Robert MacMahon, Edward Watson, David Lukoff, Harry Laxton, Edward A. Stark, George Jones, William V. Long, Joseph Keefe, Charles Blank sad Marvel Passwater.

* Newspaper error- Mrs. Oliver Powell was actually Mrs. Oliver Purnell

** Lena Martin is correct, Anthony Martin DID have a sister named Mary, however.