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Bratt, Frederick James

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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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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.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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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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Kitchener Public Library
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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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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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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 contains a red slash and cross.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_S_80
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
16 cm (W) X 26 cm (H)
17.5 cm (W) X 27.5 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 contains a red slash and cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 4
Name Access
Scott, Cecil A.
Scoot, Mrs. M.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
47th Battalion
Place
Palmerston, Ontario, Canada [Place of birth]
Bourlon, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of death]
Geographic Access
Palmerston, Ontario
Bourlon, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Kitchener Public Library
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Scott, Cecil A. Private. Was killed in the advance on Boulon Wood on September 27, 1918. His mother, Mrs. M. Scott, lives at 79 Rose St., Galt, Ontario. He was with 47th Battalion C. Company. He was born in Palmerston, Ontario about thirty years ago. He died of a gun shot wound in his back after having been in France about two weeks.
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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 contains a red slash.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_W_084
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 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 contains a red slash.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 5
Name Access
Welker, Wilfrid
Welker (Mr.)
Welker (Mrs.)
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
220th Battalion
3rd Canadian Reserve
134th Canadian Highlanders
Place
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Bullecourt, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Bourlon, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Le Quesnel, Picardie, France [Place of military service]
Amiens, Picardie, France [Place of military service]
City of Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium [Place of military service]
England, England, United Kingdom [Place of military service]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
Geographic Access
Toronto, Ontario
Bullecourt, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Bourlon, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Le Quesnel, Picardie, France
Amiens, Picardie, France
Brussels, Belgium
England
France
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
Welker, Wilfrid Lance-Corporal. Lance-Corporal Wilfrid Welker son of Mr. and Mrs. Welker, St. Jacobs, enlisted as a private on June 3rd 1916 in Toronto in the 220th Battalion training at Niagara and Exhibition Camp, Toronto. He left for overseas on April 24th, 1917 on the Olympic, training in England at Witley and Sandling Camps, in the 3rd Canadian Reserve and 134th Canadian Highlanders. He crossed to France in March 1918 and was in active service at Amiens, La Quesnel, Bourlou Wood etc. He was wounded by a gunshot in the neck on September 2nd, 1918 while in the Arras sector, and was taken to 26 General Hospital No. 10 and was ready for action again on Sept 24th at Boullecourt, and kept moving north toward Brussels where he was camped for sometime returning to England May 2nd 1919, and sailed for Canada May 31st getting his discharge June 8th 1919. He received his stripe Aug. 1918.
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