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.

2 thoughts on “Muntz, Herbert Gerard”

  1. 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)brucebairnsfather.org.uk so that I can get in touch I would very much appreciate it. Hope you pick this up. Many thanks. Mark Warby

  2. 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.

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