Regimental Number: 704144
Branch: 102nd Battalion; 29th Battalion
Bert was born in Peru, Indiana on June 15, 1889. He was farming in Willow River, BC at the time of his enlistment in April of 1916. He suffered from tuberculosis and influenza in September of 1916, and shrapnel wounds to the face in November of 1917 at Passchendaele. Bert was invalided to Canada in May of 1918, and discharged on July 31, 1918. In 1919, he filed on SE 20-79-5-W6 and SW 21-79-5-W6. However, the present address card in Bert’s military service file states that he was living in Vancouver in 1921.