Eagar, Martin Wingate

Regimental Number: 279004
Rank: Lieutenant
Branch: Canadian Railway Troops

Martin was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on September 21, 1879. He came to Edmonton in 1908 with his wife, Laleah Almon. He was Crown Prosecutor when the first court was sent to the Peace River country in 1910. Martin enlisted in the Canadian army in 1916; he made it only as far as England and was discharged on July 17, 1917. When he returned to Canada, he and his wife moved to Grande Prairie. He practiced law until 1942; later he served as a postmaster. Martin died of a heart attack on October 28, 1948 and was buried in the Grande Prairie cemetery.

Sources: Grande Prairie Cemetery; surname database; Pioneers of the Peace p. 406-407; see newspaper database for more clippings