Battle Diary


A fast-paced account by a soldier who was twice decorated. Charlie Martin, company sergeant-major in the Queen’s Own, was with his beloved A Company in all of the significant Normandy actions.


As well as being an absorbing read, Battle Diary is an important book — important because it concerns a critical period in our country's history.

Minister of National Defence

About the Authors

Charles Cromwell Martin

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014

Charles Cromwell Martin

Charles Cromwell Martin, DCM, MM, CM, became at twenty-four one of the youngest company sergeant-majors in the history of the Queen's Own, Canada's historic rifle regiment. Since the war, Charlie has lived, very happily, with his war bride Vi, working for the Department of Agriculture, raising a family, and in more recent years battling – and winning – on the golf course with his sons and grandchildren.