Etc. -- Edgar Martin Killed in Action, 1916
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The following transcription is from a page 13 article in the 
9 Jun 1916 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

In our last issue publicity was given to a report that Lance-Corporal Edgar Martin of St. Williams had lost his eyesight as the result of wounds received in action. Further information is of a more cheerful character. A shell exploded in front of him and filled his eyes with earth, temporarily blinding him, but he has since been able to return to the firing line. 

The following transcription is of a page 8 item in the St. Williams column in the 22 Jun 1916 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

John A. Martin has received word that his son Edgar had been wounded in France, and as no particulars were received it is the hope and prayer of all that it is not serious.

Edgar was one of bright and honorable young men who early in this terrible conflict felt it to be his duty to enlist and he was prepared to sacrifice all for his home and country, and he hope he will return to us again in health. 

The following transcription is of a page 1 article in the 31 Aug 1916 
issue of the Simcoe Reformer. [Some paragraph breaks inserted by 
the transcriber]


The name of Lance-Corporal Edgar Martin of 
St. Thomas [sic] appears in a recent casualty list as 
killed in action.

Martin was a fine type of young Canadian manhood 
and his loss will be deeply regretted by all who knew him here.

He left Simcoe in May, 1915, with the Third Detail. 

The following is a partial transcription of the St. Williams column on page 7 of the 29 May 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer. 

C. Golden of Simcoe, recently returned from France, is visiting at the home of John Martin. He and Edgar Martin, son of Mr. Martin of this village, who paid the supreme sacrifice in France, were very close friends up to the time of Edgar's death. 

Also see Edgar's Attestation Paper: side 1 | side 2

Wm. Edgar Martin

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