Wilbert Brant signature (1)

On this day in 1916, Wilbert Brant signed up in Bartonville, Ontario. He was born in Prince Edward County on November 30th 1898 (he said 1895 on his attestation form), the son of Milo Brant and Eliza (né Maracle), who were both Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.

Brant joined the 129th Battalion with the regimental number 785039. He was five feet tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair. Wilbert’s service record shows that he was examined at Camp Borden on July 27th, 1916 and found to be four feet ten inches tall. Because of his height he was discharged from the army on August 7th, 1916.

Wilbert died in Point Anne of pneumonia on October 27th, 1918, at the height of the Spanish Flu epidemic.