Harry Pratt

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
84th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Mount Hope Cemetery, Soldiers' Plot, Brantford, Ontario
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Address at enlistment: 
108 Dundas Street, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
108 Dundas Street, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Sprinkler fitter
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

BX August 29, 1917

Private Harry Pratt, infantry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pratt, 16 Rose Avenue, was admitted to the 16th General Hospital, Le Treport, France on August 15, 1917 suffering from gunshot wound in the knee. Word from Ottawa was received to this effect yesterday.

Private Pratt was the seventh man to enlist in Brantford at the time war was declared. At Valcartier he was rejected, but later signed up with the 84th Battalion with which he went overseas. He is 24 years of age, and came to Brantford with his parents 10 years ago from Glasgow, Scotland. He is a steamfitter by trade, has been in the trenches one year, having been once previously wounded.

His brother, Private Jack Pratt, arrives in the city tonight home on furlough, after three years in uniform. Pte. J. Pratt’s wife died one year ago in England, and he is bringing his young daughter home to Canada with him.

BX October 26, 1918

Mrs. Mary Pratt, 16 Rose Avenue, received a cable yesterday stating that her son, Private Harry Pratt, infantry had been gassed on October 12. Private Pratt has been wounded three times and this is the second time he has been gassed. He was originally of the 84th Battalion.

BX November 1, 1918

In an additional list of casualties issued from Ottawa today E. Brooker, Brantford, is reported as ill and H. Pratt of this city is reported to have been gassed.

BX June 3, 1972

Harry Pratt

PRATT, Harry – At the Brantford General Hospital, Saturday, June 3, 1972 in his 80th year, Harry Pratt (veteran of World War One); beloved husband of Margaret Pratt and dear father of Mrs. Margaret Exelby of Brantford; also survived by 3 grandchildren.  Resting at the McCleister Funeral Home Ltd. 30 Brant Avenue, from Sunday afternoon.  Service in the chapel, Monday, at 3.30 p.m. Interment in the Soldiers’ section of Mount Hope Cemetery, Rev. Gabriel Rienks of Knox Presbyterian Church officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart Foundation appreciated.