Saturday 16 April 2011

Private Bernard Bertram

Born on 3 August 1893 in Birmingham, England - husband of Mrs. Bernard Bertram, Picton, Ontario - attestation form notes trade as farmer, married, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 34.5 inches, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, Methodist.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, on 10 September 1915 (number 219505) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in France on 5 or 6 October 1915 - wounded on 18 or 19 November 1916 - invalided to England on 24 November 1916.

Died on 18 September 1938 - buried in the veterans' section off Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, Ontario.

(Many thanks to for the image of Bertram's headstone).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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