Born in Belfast in 1914, David Kirker Martin was a prolific striker in the inter-war years.
He earned the nickname ‘Boy’ when he served as a drummer boy in the Royal Ulster Rifles, and was with Notts County when war broke out again in 1939.
Martin re-enlisted in the British Army, and was wounded in Normandy in 1944, although he did then spend a short period with Ballymoney and Ballymena after hostilities ended.
He played for several Football League clubs after leaving Belfast Celtic, first of all joining Wolves between 1934 and 1936.
He was capped ten times for Ireland, scoring three goals. In the 1936-37 season, he had just completed a move from Wolverhampton to Nottingham Forest, where he had a strike rate of around 50% as he scored 41 senior goals in 81 domestic league games.
He moved to Notts County in 1938.