Monday 29 October 2012

Private George Martin Tyler

Born on 3 February 1886 in London, England – brother of Mrs. Florence Pinckney, London, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 49th Regiment (one year); Church of England; height of 5 feet 3.25 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; inclined hair; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 20 May 1915 – transferred to the 38th Battalion on 10 June 1915 (number 410422) – 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 4th Divisional Employment Company, CEF, on 11 May 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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