Thursday 2 September 2010

Private Daniel Marks

Born on 17 December 1898 (claimed 1896 on attestation paper) in Northampton, England - son of Mrs. Margaret Marks, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as mother; trade as lather[?] worker; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 29 November 1915 (number 775345) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - invalided sick to England on 8 May 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 30 May 1918 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.C.3), France.

(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,

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