Jack Martin's signature

On this day in 1914 Jack Martin joined up in Valcartier, Quebec. He was born on June 11, 1893 in Deseronto, the son of William Martin and Harriet (née Salter). He attended Deseronto High School but by 1911 was living with his mother and brother in New Westminster, British Columbia.

On his attestation paper Jack was described as being five feet and nine inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. Martin  joined the 7th Battalion (British Columbia Regiment), No. 4 Company, with the regimental number 17142.

Jack was killed in 1915.