Jacob Shelby Brant

Jacob Shelby Brant

Pte. Jacob Shelby Brant, son of Mr., and Mrs. Austin Brant, R.R. 6, Hagersville, bore an illustrious name and could trace his ancestry back to the noted Indian leader after whom Brant County was named, and who was his great-great-great grandfather. Pte. Brant, like his famous ancestor, was a warrior, but a modern one, fighting in the cause of world freedom, and when he was 19 years old he enlisted in March, 1943, in the Army. In the next year he proceeded overseas and went into action on the Continent. Wounded in August, he recovered and rejoined his regiment, the Lincoln and Welland, only to be killed in Belgium on September 11, 1944. Born on the Mississaugas of the Credit Reservation, he attended New Credit Public School, Ohsweken Continuation School and Hagersville High School.

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