Monday 13 September 2010

Private Charles James Martin

Born on 31 December 1885 in Basford, Nottingham, England - husband of Mary Martin, Beamsville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Beamsville, Ontario; trade as baker; married; currently a member of the 44th Regiment; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 98th Battalion, CEF, in Welland, Ontario, on 21 February 1916 (number 211044) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 November 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 1919.

(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)

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