Peter Barnhardt signature

Peter Barnhardt signed up in Sudbury, Ontario on this day in 1917. He was born in Tyendinaga on March 11th, 1890, the son of Joseph Barnhardt and Annie (née Doreen), who were both Mohawks.

Barnhardt joined the Toronto Forestry Draft with the regimental number 2251054. He was five feet nine and a half inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and dark brown hair. His service record shows that he arrived in England on the SS Missanabie on August 23rd, 1917 and was transferred first to the Canadian Forestry Corps and then to the Canadian Railway Troops Depot. He served in England and in France and returned to Canada in 1919, being demobilized on May 7th, 1919 in Montreal. It’s not clear what happened to him after the war.

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