Tuesday 14 September 2010

Private Clarence Martin

Born on 2 October 1895 in Mille Reches, Ontario - husband of C. Martin, Prescott, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Prescott, Ontario; trade as paper maker; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; dark brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Prescott, Ontario, on 4 January 1916 (number 639251) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - invalided sick to England on 28 January 1918 - later served with the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

No comments: