Thursday 16 September 2010

Private Oscar George Martin

Born on 30 June 1878 in Coteau Landing, Quebec - father of Julia Marguerite Martin, (convent), Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Cornwall, Ontario; trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 37.75 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 15 February 1916 (number 633464) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - invalided sick to England on 27 October 1917.

(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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