Richard Brant signature

On this day in 1916 Richard Brant signed up in Deseronto. He was born in Tyendinaga in February 1876, the son of Peter Brant and Deborah (née Claus), who were both Mohawks. He married Elizabeth (Bessie) Hill on August 5th, 1897.

Brant joined the 155th Battalion with the regimental number 636550. He was five feet six inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair. His service record shows that he sailed for England on the SS Northland (formerly called Zeeland), arriving on October 28th, 1916. He was then transferred to the 2nd Battalion, arriving in France in December 1916.

Richard was killed on May 3rd, 1917.