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Bratt, Frederick James

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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 the 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_225
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 the 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
Bratt, Frederick James
Bratt, James
Bratt, Margaret
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
71st Battalion
34th Battalion
12th Reserve Battalion
8th Reserve
208th Battalion
102nd Battalion
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence of parents]
City and Borough of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom [Place of birth]
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada [Place of military training & service]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of second enlistment]
Bourlon, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of burial]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service and death]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Woodstock, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Bourlon, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
France
Notes
Private Frederick Bratt (Regimental/Service #127315/249895), first enlisted on January 13, 1915 in Galt, Ontario with the 34th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). He was born in Newcastle, England on July 1, 1893. At the time of his enlistment, he was not married and he worked as a painter/labourer. He listed his next of kin as James and Margaret Bratt (parents) of RR#3 Hespeler Road, Galt. He listed his religion as Church of England. Frederick served with the 34th Battalion for several months and was later transferred to the 71st Battalion, CEF in October 1915. His wartime records indicate that on January 31, 1916, he was recommended for discharge/transfer from "Base" Company 71st Battalion, CEF in Woodstock, ON. He re-enlisted on September 5, 1916 in Toronto with the 208th Battalion, CEF. His unit embarked from Halifax May 3, 1917 aboard the HMS Justicia and arrived in Liverpool, England on May 14, 1917. He served with the 12th and 8th Reserve Battalions prior to being transferred to the 102 Battalion, CEF (2nd Central Ontario Regiment) upon his arrival in France on February 16, 1918. Frederick was wounded August 17, 1918 and was killed in action September 27, 1918 during the Hundred Days Offensive at the closing stages of the war. He was 26 years of age. He is laid to rest at Bourlon Wood Cemetery in France. Grave Reference: II. E. 6.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Bratt, Fred James Private. Son of Mrs. James Bratt, R.R. No.3 Hespeler Rd., Galt. Was killed in action September 25, 1918. He did not enlist in this county. He had been in France eight months. Anglican.
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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 the 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_P_013
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
9.8 cm (W) X 14 cm (H)
17.5 cm (W) X 22.7 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 the 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 4
Name Access
Parker, William John
Parker, Margaret A.
Parker, Thomas Wilbur
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
111th Battalion
10th Battalion British Expeditionary Force
Place
Lens, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of death]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
England, England, United Kingdom [Place of military training]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of education]
Fergus, Ontario, Canada [Place of birth]
Preston, Ontario, Canada [Place of education]
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Geographic Access
Lens, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
France
England
Galt, Ontario
Fergus, Ontario
Preston, Ontario
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
If you would like to obtain a digital or print copy of this image, please see KPL's Photographic Reproduction Policy at http://www.kpl.org/localhistory/photographs
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Parker, William John Signaller. Enlisted April 5, 1916 with 111st South Waterloo Battalion and transferred to 10th Battalion B.E.F. Methodist. Born in Fergus Dec. 21, 1893 educated at Preston School and at Galt Collegiate Institute. Single. He was in England from October 1916 to May 1917 studying to be a signaler. He went to France in May and was in action until he was killed August 15, 1917 at Hill 70. As he was going back to the communication trench he was hit in the neck and side by shrapnel and the wound proved fatal. His next of kin is Margaret A.Parker, Preston, Ontario. In two days' fighting previous to his death he kept up communications so well during the hard fighting that his superior officer recommended him for bravery. Thomas Wilbur Parker, Duke St., Preston, Ontario
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