Corporal Henry Charles Brade

Henry Charles Brade was born on October 17th 1883 in Manchester, England. He was the older brother to three sisters, Florence, Mary, and Alice. After Henry lost his first wife, he married Ethel Atack on June 15th 1912 in the Church of England. Within the next two years Henry and Ethel immigrated to Canada, living in Galt (Cambridge). Henry worked as a machinist both in England and in Canada. When the First World War was declared, Henry, having experience fighting for the Lancashire Fusiliers decided to volunteer for the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Henry served as a Corporal in France and Belgium. On April 22nd 1915, at the age of 31 Henry was killed in action. Corporal Henry Charles Brade* is commemorated at the Menin Gate in Ypres.

Service number: 6997


“Four Galt Men Killed,” Berlin Daily Telegraph, 11 May 1915.
*The newspaper article refers to Henry Brade as a Sergeant but his Service File records him as a Corporal