Skip header and navigation

1 records – page 1 of 1.

Barrie, Ernest George

https://makinghistory.kpl.org/en/permalink/descriptions6734
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.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_063
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.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Barrie, Ernest George
Barrie, Robert (Mrs.)
Barrie, Robert
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Place
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace and residence]
Geographic Access
France
Galt, Ontario
Notes
BARRIE - Ernest George - Colonel (retired) OBE, ED, CD. Peacefully at the Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge, on Saturday, October 21st, 1989 in his 97th year. Beloved husband of Beatrice McMurtry, dear father of Marjorie Cruickshank of Kitchener and Douglas Barrie and his wife, Talma of Waterloo, survived also by five grandsons and six great grandchildren, he was predeceased by his first wife Ruth Marie Stewart, four brothers, two sisters and his son-in-law James A. Cruickshank. Born in Galt the son of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Barrie, he attended Dickie Settlement School and the Galt Collegiate, in 1910 he joined the staff of the Bank of Toronto in Galt and during the next 5 ½ years served in eight different branches from Toronto to Vancouver, during World War 1 he enlisted as a left lieutenant with the 118th overseas Battalion raised in Kitchener from the 108th Kitchener Militia Regiment and served overseas with the 18th Battalion in France, Belgium and Germany. After demobolization[sic] in 1919 he joined a family business latterly known as the Barrie Glove and Knitting Company Limited which he managed form 1921 until his retirement in 1969. In 1922 he joined the Waterloo Regiment which in turn became the North Waterloo Regiment and the Scotts Fusiliers of Canada as he rose to command the Regiment from 1930 to 1935 and again from 1940 to 1945 between he commanded the second Infantry Brigade in 1973 he was appointed honourary Coloniel[sic] of the Highland Fusilers[sic] of Canada for a three year term he was a member of the church of St. Johns the Avangelist[sic] an honourary member of the Highland Fusiliers of Canada officers Mess a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion and a former member of the K.W. Rotary Club, Kitchener Chamber of Commerce, the Granite Club and the West Mount Golf and Country Club. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W. Kitchener, on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Removal will be made to the church of St. John the Avenagalist[sic] on Wednesday at 12 noon where the funeral and committal service will be held at 2:30 pm. Crimation[sic] to follow. As expressions of sympathy donations to the memorial fund of the Church of St. John the Avangelist[sic] will be greatly appreciated. Cambridge Reporter 23 Oct 1989.
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
Barrie, Ernest, George Lieutenant. Born near Galt on the Cedar Creek Road, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barrie. He was educated at the Galt Collegiate Institute. He enlisted with 118th Battalion and was in France when the armistice was signed. He enlisted with 118th Battalion on May 18, 1916. He is a Presbyterian and unmarried.
Documents
Less detail