Martin, George William

Regimental Number: 101101
Rank: Corporal
Branch: 10th Battalion

George was born in Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire, England on July 2, 1892. At the age of 15 he came to Canada. He joined the Canadian Bank of Commerce and in 1913 was posted to Lake Saskatoon; he later filed on a homestead at 15-71-10-W6. In July of 1915, George enlisted in the Canadian army. On December 30, 1915 while back in Grande Prairie during a leave of absence, he married Jane Marion McNaught. In December of 1916, Marion sailed to England where she worked in a munitions factory. George received gunshot wounds to his right shoulder on November 10, 1917. On August 8, 1918, he was awarded the Military medal at Amiens. George and Marion returned to Lake Saskatoon in 1921. They lived in Edmonton from 1949 until 1952, while George managed a bank there. After his retirement, they returned to Grande Prairie. George died in March of 1978.

Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 60; Lake Saskatoon Reflections p. 176