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Brandon, John Charles

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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1919-1921
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_223
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
20.6 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
30.7 cm (W) X 25.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Brandon, John Charles
Harriott, David (Mrs.)
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Place
Vimy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of memorial]
Courcelette, Picardie, France [Place of death]
Aston Clinton, England, United Kingdom [Place of birth]
Ayr, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Vimy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Courcelette, Picardie, France
Aston Clinton, England
Ayr, Ontario
Notes
Private John Brandon (Regimental/Service #123049), enlisted on September 1, 1915 in London, ON with the 70th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was born on February 4, 1893 in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England. At the time of his enlistment he was not married and his occupation was a farmer. He listed his next of kin as Annie Brandon (Mother) of Aston Clinton, England. He also had a sister, Mrs. F. Hill of Orme House, 35 Strode Road Willisden Green, London NW. He listed his religion as Church of England. His unit sailed from Halifax on the SS Lapland on April 26, 1916 and arrived in England on May 3, 1916. His wartime records indicate that he was transferred to the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion (Quebec Regiment) upon his arrival in France on June 7, 1916. John was killed in action at the Battle of Courcelette on September 15, 1916. He was 23 years of age. His sacrifice is honoured at the Vimy Memorial in France. His soldier card indicated that his next of kin was Mrs. David Harriot of Ayr. Mrs. Harriot is listed as next of kin for Private Frederick Bratten (see identifier WW1_B_226). However, Mrs. Harriot is not recorded as next of kin in John Brandon's service file. The regimental/service number for John Brandon and Frederick Bratten are sequential and both enlisted in London on the same day (September 1, 1915).
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Brandon, John Private. He was killed in action. His next of kin is Mrs. David Harriott, Kapuskasing, Ontario. His home was in Ayr, Ontario.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1919-1921
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also included a photograph and a red cross.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_126
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
20.6 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
30.7 cm (W) X 25.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also included a photograph and a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Clement, David Ward
Clement, E. P. (Mr.)
Clement, E. P. (Mrs.)
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Imperial Forces
5th Royal Highlanders
42nd Royal Highlanders
Place
Borden, Ontario, Canada [Place of military training]
London, Ontario, Canada [Place of military training]
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada [Place of education and enlistment]
Aire-sur-la-Lys, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of burial]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service and death]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of education]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of birth and education]
Geographic Access
Borden, Ontario
London, Ontario
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Aire-sur-la-Lys, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
France
Toronto, Ontario
Kitchener, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Clement, David Ward Aviation Gunner. Enlisted with 118th Battalion of North Waterloo as a private. He went with his Battalion to London, to Camp Borden and back again to London. He transferred to 5th Royal Highlanders of Montreal. After service in France he transferred again to 42nd Highlanders and last to the Imperial Aviation Corps. Methodist. He was born in Kitchener, September 2, 1897 and educated at the Public Schools of Kitchener and the Collegiate Institute of Kitchener and Waterloo. Also at St. Andrew's College, Toronto. He went overseas December 1916 and to France in February 1917. He served there with 42nd Highlanders until July 1917 when he entered the Imperial Aviation corps and qualified as Aviation Gunner and Observer. He was killed on Sunday, December 2, 1917 in a collision of flying machines in France. He was buried at Aire, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Clement, 51 Benton Street, Kitchener.
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