Elcome, Bertram E.

Regimental Number: 217070
Rank: Private
Branch: 100th Battalion

Bertram was born in Ealing, England on May 8, 1881. He filed on homesteads at 34-71-10-W6 and SE 27-71-10-W6 on June 8, 1911, one of the first settlers in the Appleton district, and his was the first house west of the Beaverlodge River. Bertram enlisted in the Canadian army in July of 1916. From September of that year onward, he suffered from repeated attacks of inflammation on his feet, which was supposed to have been caused by contact with poison ivy. Bertram was invalided to Canada in December of 1917, and discharged in March of 1918. His sister Alberta joined him a few years after his return. Bert died in March of 1945 after a lengthy illness.

Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 48