Help Solve Mystery: RCMP Grave Marker

Photograph of grave marker for Martin Tidder (Source of photo - Sheldon Boles)




On November 17, 2103, we received a photograph of an RCMP grave marker which is located in the Hatley Memorial Gardens in Colwood British Columbia.





The grave marker is in the name of Martin G. Tidder.  However, there is no listing for him as a regular member of the Force nor is there any reference to him in any of the obituaries in the RCMP Quarterly magazine.  No listing in the RCMP Gravesite database.

According to Veteran Jack O’Reilly, this Death Registration provides the following:

Last known address: 5310 York Drive, Prince George, BC

Occupation is shown as Commercial Salesman

Born Jan 30, 1951 Grimsby, England

Apparently on April 3, 1981, he slid down an aluminum roof and fell to the ground landing on his head.  He died on April 5, 1981 in Vancouver General Hospital from multiple fractures of the skull.

Martin Tidder may have been an RCMP Civilian Member or an RCMP Auxiliary Member.

We would appreciate learning details about this individual so that we can include him on the RCMP National Gravesite database.  Please forward your emails to