Saturday 18 September 2010

Lance-Corporal Frederick George Martyn

Born on 11 April 1896 in Mitchell, Ontario - son of William and Katherine Martyn, Mitchell, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student (Queen's University, Arts, 1915); single; no current military service; previously served with the Queen's University Canadian Officers' Training Corps (corporal); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 12 April 1915 (number 411134) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - killed in action on 2 June 1916 - name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10), Belgium.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,; Peter Gower (comp.), Kingston Volunteers: The Thing To Do (Kingston: n.p., 2008), p.98)

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