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Harry Ernest Brain

In memory of:

Sapper Harry Ernest Brain

August 20, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Engineers


1st Tramway Coy.

Additional Information


October 29, 1896

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

Burial Information


Somme, France

Grave Reference:

I. C. 20.


The village of Caix is situated about 28 kilometres south-east of Amiens, midway between the N29, Amiens to St. Quentin road, and the D934, Amiens to Roye road. The CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY is south of the village. From the centre of the village on the main road, D28, in the direction of Beaucourt en Santerre, turn left at the D41 in the direction of Le Quesnel. About 200 metres along this road is the local communal cemetery and the first CWGC signpost will be found. Turn left just before the local cemetery and follow the side road where the CAIX BRITISH CEMETERY will be found on the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– 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, 156 Page 213 of 906
  • Burlington Ontario War Memorial (1922)– Located next to Burlington's City Hall on Brant Street.
  • Inscription– WWI - Detail of names carved upon the Burlington War Memorial.
  • Monument– Sapper Harry Ernest Brain's name appears on the S.O.E. war memorial, Greenwood Cemetery, Burlington, Ontario.
  • Inscription
  • Badge– Cap Badge Canadian Engineers.  Sapper Brain enlisted with the 92nd Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) but was transferred to the Engineers as a reinforcement.  Submitted by Capt (ret’d) V. Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge– Cap Badge 92nd Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada). Sapper Brain enlisted in the 92nd Bn but was transferred to the 1st Tramway Company Canadian Engineers as a reinforcement.  Submitted by Capt (ret'd) V.Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Biography– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Biography– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Harry Brain– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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