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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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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
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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.
Collins, Dennis Enlisted September 1916 with the 208th Battalion. He was one of the boys from
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_156
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.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Collins, Dennis
Collins, Dennis William
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Coombe Home (Hespeler, Ont.)
208th Battalion
Place
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Hespeler, Ontario
Kitchener, Ontario
France
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Notes
Dennis William Collins was born on Feburary 10th, 1898. He was born in Dublin, Ireland. When he arrived in Canada in May 1913, he stayed at the Coombe House of Hespeler, Ontario. The Coombe House was an orphanage that housed boys and girls sent to Canada from Ireland. Mr. Collins worked as a farm hand prior to enlisting. On Collins' attestation paper he lists his father, also Dennis Collins, as his next of kin who was still living in Ireland at the time of his enlistment. His father lived at 20 Mayfair St. Belfast, Ireland. Dennis was a single man with no previous military history. He was a Methodist. On September 5th, 1916, Dennis enlisted at the age of 18. He was assigned to the 208th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry and his regimental number was 249897. During the war the 208th Battalion was absorbed by the 102th Battalion. Dennis was wounded in France as part of the 102 Battalion on September 30, 1918. He returned to Canada after the war on April 23, 1919. Dennis lived in Kitchener at 51 Strange Street and worked as a wire worker.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Collins, Dennis Enlisted September 1916 with the 208th Battalion. He was one of the boys from the Coombe Home of Hespeler, Ontario.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Date Range
1919-1921
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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.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_D_015
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 the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Danvers, Harry
Danvers, Anna
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Coombe Home (Hespeler, Ont.)
208th Battalion
Place
Carlisle, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence and burial]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Belfast, N Ireland, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Carlisle, Ontario
Hespeler, Ontario
Hamilton, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Belfast, N Ireland
Notes
Private Harry Albert Danvers was born on August 20th 1898, in Belfast, Ireland. As a child he came to live at the Coombe Home in Hespeler, Ontario, a home for orphans and children from poor families. He enlisted at Toronto, Ontario, on Sept. 5th 1916. At the time he was living in Carlisle, Ontario, and working as a farmer. His religion was listed as Methodist. He served with the 208th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. After the war he moved to Hamilton, Ontario, and found work as a truck driver. He is now buried at Woodland Cemetery in Hamilton. His next of kin is his mother, Anna Danvers.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Danvers, Harry Private. He was one of the boys of the Coombe Home of Hespeler, Ontario.
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