Saturday 11 September 2010

Private Daniel Martell

Born on 20 October 1892 in Grey County, Ontario - son of Mrs. D. Martell, Corbetton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Corbetton, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military experience; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 30 November 1915 (number 838338) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - wounded on 10 or 13 August 1918 - invalided to England on 18 August 1918.

(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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