Brant Brant signature

Brant Brant signed up in Belleville on this day in 1916. He was born in Shannonville on February 10th, 1893, the son of Brant Brant and Margaret (Maggie) (née Hill).

Brant joined the 155th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the regimental number 637076. He was five feet six and a half inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair. After arriving in England in October 1916, Brant was transferred to the 2nd Battalion and joined them in France on December 9th, 1916.

His service record shows that Brant Brant was injured in the arm and leg by shrapnel wounds on May 3rd, 1917 in the Third Battle of the Scarpe. He was sent to England to recover, then returned to France in March 1918. Brant fell ill with influenza in November 1918 and was again admitted to hospital. He recovered by the end of January 1919 and was discharged from the army in March.

Brant married Dorsey Claus in Deseronto on April 27th, 1920. In 1921 the couple were living with Dorsey’s parents at 177 Pinnacle Street, Belleville, with their seven-month-old son.