Gordon Truckle

Rank: 
Private
Regimental number: 
113601
Unit at enlistment: 
8th Canadian Mounted Rifles
Force: 
C.E.F.
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Volunteered
Survived the war: 
Yes
Wounded: 
Yes
Commemorated at: 
Wellington Street Methodist Church
Birth country: 
Canada
Birth county: 
Brant
Birth city: 
Brantford, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
50 Terrace Hill Street, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
50 Terrace Hill Street, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Labourer
Employer: 
Hunt and Colter
Religious denominations: 
Presbyterian
Marital status: 
Single
Age at enlistment: 
23

Letters and documents

BX April 23, 1917

Brant Casualty List Mounts Up – 22 Today – Twenty-Two Names of Local or County Men Given Out Today – First Brant Battalion Draft Suffered Severely

Issued today is one of the lengthiest weekend casualties lists yet made public since the outbreak of war. In the list are given 19 Brantford men, all of whom with one exception were wounded. Three Simcoe men, two Paris men and one Burford man are also in the list. Many are official confirmations. The Expositor having previously mentioned them. 

Private Gordon Truckle of the C.M.R., is now in No. 3 Stationary Hospital, with a gunshot wound in the face. He is a son of Richard Truckle and resided at 50 Terrance Hill Street when enlisting. He was employed by Hunt and Colter.

BX August 31, 1918

Two brothers, Private Gordon Truckle and Private Stanley Truckle have both been shell gassed. Two messages sent to their father, Mr. W. Richard Truckle said that Gordon was admitted to the 14th Field Ambulance, August 25. He went over about three years ago with the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles and had just recently reported for duty after being in the hospital suffering from a wound in his lung. He worked in Brantford at Hunt and Colter’s livery barns.

Private Stanley was gassed on Aug. 24 and is in the 23rd Casualty Clearing station. He made his home with his aunt, Mrs. Albert Truckle, when she lived at 50 Terrace Hill, and went over with Major Brooks, in the C.M.R.’s. Once before Stanley was wounded in the leg.

BX August 9, 1967

Gordon Truckle

Gordon Truckle, 75 of 17 Sarah Street, died Tuesday at his residence.  He was born in Brantford, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Truckle, and had been a resident here all his life.  Mr. Truckle was a former employee of the Slingsby Manufacturing Company and latterly was night watchman at Canadian Canners.  A veteran of the First World War, Mr. Truckle served overseas with the 125th Battalion, and with the Canadian Volunteer Service during the Second World War.  He was a member of Branch 90, Royal Canadian Legion. Surviving are three sons, Fred, Tom and William; one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Ellen) Robinson, all of Brantford; 26 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren.  His wife, the former Pearl Sears, died in 1950.  Mr. Truckle is at the Hill and Robinson Funeral Home until Friday, for service in the chapel at 3.30 p.m.  Interment will be in the Soldiers’ Plot at Mount Hope Cemetery with Rev. D.A. Loveday officiating.