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.
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
following transcription is of a page 1 article in the 31 Aug 1916
issue of the Simcoe Reformer. [Some paragraph breaks inserted by
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.
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.
see Edgar's Attestation Paper: side
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