Roy Frederick Vandecar

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
36th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Mount Hope Cemetery, Soldiers' Plot, Brantford, Ontario
Commemorated at: 
First Baptist Church
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Paris, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
44 Mt. Pleasant Street, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
44 Mt. Pleasant Street, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Steel Co. of Canada
Religious denominations: 
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

BX July 17, 1916
Four More Names on Casualty List – Pte. R. Vandecar Missing – Privates Aldred, Windle and Campbell Wounded

Several more Brantford names appear in this morning’s casualty lists. Pte, Albert Leopold Aldred of Grandview is reported wounded. His home is at 7 Huff Avenue. He is a single man, English by birth and was for nearly two years in the Imperial Yeomanry. He left with the Third Contingent.

Mrs. Norman Patrick Windle of 157 Murray Street received word yesterday that her husband had received a gunshot wound in the knee and was now in the hospital. This is the second time he has been wounded. He went overseas with the Second Contingent.

Pte. Roy Frederick Vandecar of Mount Pleasant Street is another Brantford man in the list issued this afternoon. This is thought to have been the second time Vandecar has been wounded.

BX August 28, 1917

Word has just been received in town that Private Roy Vandecar son of Mrs. Maud Doyle, 44 Mt. Pleasant Street, was admitted on August 16th to the 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbeville with a gunshot wound in the face. Previous to enlisting he was employed with the Steel Company of Canada, Limited, West Brantford.

BX February 24, 1971

Roy Frederick Vandecar

VANDECAR – At the Brantford General Hospital on Tuesday, February 23, 1971, Roy F. Vandecar (veteran of First World War and 50 year member of Branch 90 Royal Canadian Legion) in his 77th year; beloved husband of Valerie Kumps of 162 Catharine Avenue; dear father of Frederick and Mrs. Ronald (Martha) Pearce, both of Brantford; also 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  Resting at Hill and Robinson Limited, Funeral Home, Nelson and Queen Streets, until Friday.  Service in the chapel at 2 p.m.  Interment Soldiers’ Plot, Mount Hope Cemetery.  Rev. John MacCallum will officiate.