Louis Bardy's signature

On this day in 1915, Louis Bardy enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Kingston. Louis was born in Tyendinaga on February 12th, 1894, the son of Alexander Bardy and Margaret (née Brant), who were Mohawks.

Louis was five feet six and a quarter inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair. He joined the 26th Battery of the Canadian Field Artillery 7th Brigade with the regimental number 89616. His service record shows that he was in France from May 1916 and was transferred to the 4th Brigade in March 1917. He received a good conduct badge in that month and in January 1919 he was awarded the Military Medal:

Louis Bardy military medal award

Military Medal award for Louis Bardy, courtesy of Library and Archives Canada

Bardy left England on June 23rd, 1919 on the SS Belgic and was demobilized in Kingston on July 3rd.

Louis Bardy died of a fractured skull at Belleville General Hospital on August 24th, 1920, after an accident at the Point Anne cement works. He was buried at Christ Church in Tyendinaga three days later.

Point Anne Cement Works

Point Anne Cement Works (image courtesy of Belleville Public Library)

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