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MAJOR MARTIN, ROYAL MARINES

I forget what excuse I used. The result, as I had anticipated, was not too good, but we decided that the likeness would suffice, bearing in mind the poor quality of such photographs.
And then we had another stroke of luck. Sitting opposite to me at a meeting to deal with quite a different matter, I saw someone who might have been the twin brother of the corpse; he was readily persuaded to let us photograph him, and that obstacle was surmounted.
The final step, before we could "commission" the body as an officer, was to give him a name and a rank. I felt that a very junior officer would be unlikely to be given such a letter as the vital document to carry, but we could not make him too senior for several reasons; the most important was that our body was too young to have achieved very high rank unless he had been so outstandingly able that his brother officers would be bound to have heard of him. I therefore decided that I would make him a captain (acting major); then I sat down with a Navy List, I steadily went through the list of Royal Marine officers until I found a little group of about that rank who all had the same name: that name was "Martin".
There seemed to me to be an advantage in a group of that kind. If the death of a"Major Martin" did arouse discussion in a wardroom, there was always a hope that those present would not know all the Martins in the Royal Marines-or that, if they did, they would think that there was an error in the initial given and would not know whether to write and

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