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Laverne Osgoode Marr 

Laverne Osgoode Marr

Male 1899 - 1918

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  • Birth  12 Sep 1899  Strathroy, Middlesex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Military  WW1 
    Marr,O.L.-WW1.jpg
    Marr,O.L.-WW1.jpg
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    WW1, Sapper, 118th Infantry Battalion / Canadian Railway Troops 
    Misfortune  1918 
    Killed in WW1 
    Died  21 Feb 1918  Arras, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Website  2009 
    Photograph 
    • Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection

      Description: Black and white photograph of Sapper Osgoode Lavergne Marr, in uniform.

      Notes: Sapper Osgoode Lavergne Marr was born on 8 September 1899 in Strathroy, Ontario and later moved to Berlin. He enlisted in the 118th Battalion at the age of 16. Sapper Marr died in action at Arras, France on 21 February 1918, while serving with the railway troop.

      His attestation paper for the Canadian Expeditionary Force, dated 15 March 1916, shows his name as: LaVergne Marr.

      Inscriptions:
      Front: Spr. Osgoode Lavergne Marr. Born September 8th 1899, Strathroy, Ont. Enlisted 118th Battallion [sic]at the age of 16. [Symbol of cross] Arras, France, February 21st 1918. Railway Troop.
    Name  Laverne Marr 
    Residence  Strathroy, Middlesex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Residence  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence  Strathroy, Middlesex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-28966P 
    Person ID  I28966  Generations
    Last Modified  24 Oct 2017 

    Father  George Marr,   b. 13 Jul 1857, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Margaret Little McIntyre,   b. 2 Jun 1861, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F7576  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Osgoode Lavergne Marr
    Osgoode Lavergne Marr
    Grace Schmidt Room of Local History digital collection
    Marr,O.L.-WW1.jpg
    Marr,O.L.-WW1.jpg

  • Notes 
    • KILLED IN BELGIUM.

      Kitchener, March 1 - Intelligence was received In the city today by Mr.and Mrs. George Marr that their son. Sapper Laverne Osgoode Marr. had been accidently killed in Beligum. A letter was received by his parents lst Saturday in which Sapper Marr intimated that he intended to take a position as brakeman, and it is supposed that he met with a mishap on a train. Sapper Marr was 18 years of age.

      Toronto World - March 2, 1918

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, a-1 pg 8.

    2. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div.. 20 Page 16.

    3. [S2231] Military - Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One.

    4. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 12 Sep 1899 - Strathroy, Middlesex Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Feb 1918 - Arras, , Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Strathroy, Middlesex Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Strathroy, Middlesex Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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