Charles Clinton Brant signature

On this day in 1915, Charles Clinton Brant enlisted in Belleville. He was born in Tyendinaga on April 11th, 1900, the son of Alexander and Annie Brant, who were Mohawks.

He joined the 80th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the regimental number 220324. He was five feet two inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair. Charles’s service record shows that he arrived in England on May 30th, 1916 and after three months there, the fact that he was under age was detected. He continued to serve in various units in England and in 1917 he was transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, with which he served in France from August 1917 until the end of the war.

Brant arrived back in Halifax on the RMS Celtic on March 18th, 1919 and was demobilized in Kingston two days later. He married Alice Leafe in Belleville on October 26th, 1921.