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John Alexander Brett

In memory of:

Private John Alexander Brett

September 27, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

1045296

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 24, 1892

Son of William J. and Etta M. Brett, of 609, Chatham St. West, Windsor, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 373 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SAINS-LES-MARQUION BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. B. 24.

Location:

Sains-les-Marquion is a village about 12 kilometres north-west of Cambrai and 2 kilometres south of the D939, Arras to Cambrai road. SAINS-LES-MARQUION BRITISH CEMETERY lies at the junction of the D15 and D16 roads, about 1.5 kilometres from the centre of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of John Alexander Brett– Enlisted in the 241st Canadian Scottish Borderers in September 1916. Transferred to the 48th Highlanders in the 15th Battalion. Reverted to private on going to France. Killed at Keith Wood.
  • Badge– Cap Badge 241st (Scottish Borderers) Bn CEF.  Private Brett was originally a member of the 241st Bn before he was transferred to the 15th Bn as a reinforcement.  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge– Cap Badge 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Shoulder patch– Shoulder Patch 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Grave Marker– Photo by BGen(ret'd) G. Young.   Submitted by Capt (ret'd) V. Goldman 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (front side).  From archives 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (reverse side).  From archives 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • War Memorial– "The Canal du Nord memorial, erected by the 15th Battalion Memorial Project and the town of Marquion, was unveiled and dedicated on 24 September 2012. The memorial commemorates the actions of the 15th Battalion CEF, during the Canadian assault on the Canal du Nord on 27 September 1918 and the memory of those members of the Battalion who fell during the engagement. The memorial sits alongside the existing Canal du Nord, inside the town of Marquion, which the Battalion captured during the battle."

Photo submitted by the 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team.

Dileas Gu Brath
  • Photo of John Alexander Brett– Sgt John Alexander Brett of the 241st (Scottish Borderers) reverted to rank of Pte to serve at the front with the 15th Bn.  He was KIA at Keith Wood during the Canal du Nord engagement.  submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project.
  • Attestation Papers– Attestation Papers pg 1. Sgt John Alexander Brett of the 241st (Scottish Borderers) reverted to rank of Pte to serve at the front with the 15th Bn.  He was KIA at Keith Wood during the Canal du Nord engagement.  submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project.
  • Attestation Papers– Attestation Papers pg 2. Sgt John Alexander Brett of the 241st (Scottish Borderers) reverted to rank of Pte to serve at the front with the 15th Bn.  He was KIA at Keith Wood during the Canal du Nord engagement.  submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project.
  • Circumstance of death– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Brabant to Britton. Mircoform Sequence 13; Volume Number 131829_B016722; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 157 Page 537 of 906

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