Muntz, Herbert Gerard

Captain Herbert Gerard Muntz
Captain Herbert Gerard Muntz

Captain Herbert Gerard Muntz was born October 4, 1884, only son of Herbert A. and Helen Muntz, of Alport, Muskoka, Ontario. He was educated in Toronto and at the Royal Military College. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, and the Victoria Club.

Service Record

  • October 23, 1901 – Enlisted as a bugler with Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
  • 1902 – Served as bugler with Coronation Contingent for Edward VII
  • April 1, 1903 – Transferred to Machine Gun Detachment, QOR
  • February 17, 1904 – Promoted Corporal
  • March 22, 1906 – Appointed Provisional Lieutenant
  • May 11, 1912 – Promoted Captain
  • 1910 – Proceeded to England with QOR Contingent for Army Maneuvers
  • August, 1914 – Seconded for service with Canadian Expeditionary Force in 3rd Battalion and proceeded overseas
  • Served in France with 3rd Battalion
  • April 23, 1915 – Wounded at Langemarck
  • April 28, 1915 – Died of wounds in a Boulogne hospital

He is buried in the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France – II. B. 31.

9 thoughts on “Muntz, Herbert Gerard”

  1. I am researching Captain Claude Leonard Eyre Muntz who was a pupil at King William’s College, Isle of Man from 1889 to 1894 and was one of 139 WW1 casualties from the school. I would be very interested to find out any information about his family to include in his story for our WW1 archive (and still hoping to track down a photo of him). Please would anyone with any such information be kind enough to get in touch via this page or message our Facebook page
    Many thanks.


  2. Gerard – have just seen your post ref Capt H G Muntz. I would very much like to contact you about H G Muntz and the Muntz family links with WW1 cartoonist Bruce Bairnsfather. We were in touch about this very briefly several years ago. If you could send me your email address to mark(at) so that I can get in touch I would very much appreciate it. Hope you pick this up. Many thanks. Mark Warby


  3. Captain H. Gerard Muntz father was the brother of the artist Laura Muntz born 1830 who later married Charles W.. Lyell her deceased sisters husband, to help bring up the children.
    His grandfather emigrated to Canada circa 1870 who was my great grandfathers brother. Their father was the Birmingham M.P., G.F. Muntz of Umberslade Hall Warwickshire.


    1. Gerard Muntz was my Great Uncle. He served with Charles and Richard Lyall in the same regiment [one killed in action and one from the effects of gas]. My grandfather Laurie Lyall was also an officer in the same regiment and survived the war.


      1. Richard I would like to make contact with you regarding your great uncle and a connection with Bruce Bairnsfather the famous WW1 cartoonist. I’d really appreciate it if you could email me at – mark(at) and I will get back in touch in more detail. Many thanks. Mark Warby


      2. I have just read your post today and Laurie had another brother Herbert and three sisters. Two of their cousins Captain Joseph Oscar Muntz and Captain Claude Leonard Eyre Muntz R.M. also died of their wounds in WW1. I also have a photo of Gerard Muntz on a horse when staying with my grandfather.


      3. I have a photograph Gerard Muntz, while he was staying with my grandfather Sir Gerard Muntz, at Tiddington House, Warwickshire.


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