Friday 17 September 2010

Private Zephyr Martin

Born on 22 September 1873 in St. Isadore, Prescott County, Ontario - husband of Delina Martin, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as steamfitter; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark, slightly grey, hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 4 March 1915 (number 410926) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 1 July 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 17 or 18 January 1919 - struck off strength to England for duty with "D" Wing, CCC[?], on 28 January 1919 - promoted to acting corporal.

(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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