Saturday 11 September 2010

Private William Martel

Born on 24 February 1895 in Hull, Quebec - son of Mrs. G. Martel, Aylmer, Quebec - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Aylmer, Quebec; single; Roman Catholic; trade as plumber; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 February 1918 (number 3320502) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 19 September 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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