Sunday 5 February 2012

Private Walter Earl Marlatt

Born on 31 August 1896 in Bayham Township, Elgin County, Ontario - son of Tillman Marlatt, Vienna, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Vienna, Ontario; trade as farming; single; no current military service; previously served in the 39th Norfolk Regiment (one year); Methodist; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; black hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 26 January 1916 (number 189920) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - died on 3 November 1916 of wounds received that day - buried in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension (grave I.Q.39), France.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives for the image of Pte. Marlatt).

(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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