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Lieutenant Ernest George Barrie
Male 1894 - 1989


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    Christened  10 Jul 1894  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth  6 Oct 1894  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Military  WW1 - Lieutenant 118th Battalion  [6
    • Barrie, Ernest, George Lieutenant. Born near Galt on the Cedar Creek Road, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barrie. He was educated at the Galt Collegiate Institute. He enlisted with 118th Battalion and was in France when the armistice was signed. He enlisted with 118th Battalion on May 18, 1916. He is a Presbyterian and unmarried.
    Occupation  1911  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion  1911  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    WW1, 95th Overseas Battalion, Service #201115 
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    WW1, Lieutenant, 118th Battalion 
    Residence  Abt 1917  Cedar Creek Rd., North Dumfries Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Bookkeeper 
    Religion  1921  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Residence  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  1921  194 Lancaster St. E. Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-71092P 
    Died  21 Oct 1989  Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I71092  Generations
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2017 

    Father  George Redpath Barrie,   b. 2 Mar 1847, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1929, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Carrick,   b. 26 Oct 1854, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Nov 1880 
    Family ID  F18790  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Beatrice Evelyn "Bea" McMurtry,   b. Apr 1906, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1989 
    Family ID  F33818  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Ruth Marie Stewart,   d. Bef 2014 
    Children 
     1. Marjorie Barrie
     2. Douglas "Doug" Barrie,   b. 1921,   d. 7 Nov 2009, , Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F33966  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • BARRIE - Ernest George - Colonel (retired) OBE, ED, CD. Peacefully at the Golden Years Nursing Home, Cambridge, on Saturday, October 21st, 1989 in his 97th year. Beloved husband of Beatrice McMurtry, dear father of Marjorie Cruickshank of Kitchener and Douglas Barrie and his wife, Talma of Waterloo, survived also by five grandsons and six great grandchildren, he was predeceased by his first wife Ruth Marie Stewart, four brothers, two sisters and his son-in-law James A. Cruickshank. Born in Galt the son of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Barrie, he attended Dickie Settlement School and the Galt Collegiate, in 1910 he joined the staff of the Bank of Toronto in Galt and during the next 5 ½ years served in eight different branches from Toronto to Vancouver, during World War 1 he enlisted as a left lieutenant with the 118th overseas Battalion raised in Kitchener from the 108th Kitchener Militia Regiment and served overseas with the 18th Battalion in France, Belgium and Germany. After demobolization[sic] in 1919 he joined a family business latterly known as the Barrie Glove and Knitting Company Limited which he managed form 1921 until his retirement in 1969. In 1922 he joined the Waterloo Regiment which in turn became the North Waterloo Regiment and the Scotts Fusiliers of Canada as he rose to command the Regiment from 1930 to 1935 and again from 1940 to 1945 between he commanded the second Infantry Brigade in 1973 he was appointed honourary Coloniel[sic] of the Highland Fusilers[sic] of Canada for a three year term he was a member of the church of St. Johns the Avangelist[sic] an honourary member of the Highland Fusiliers of Canada officers Mess a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion and a former member of the K.W. Rotary Club, Kitchener Chamber of Commerce, the Granite Club and the West Mount Golf and Country Club. Friends may call at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, 621 King St. W. Kitchener, on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Removal will be made to the church of St. John the Avenagalist[sic] on Wednesday at 12 noon where the funeral and committal service will be held at 2:30 pm. Crimation[sic] to follow. As expressions of sympathy donations to the memorial fund of the Church of St. John the Avangelist[sic] will be greatly appreciated.1a

      1aCambridge Reporter 23 Oct 1989

  • Sources 
    1. [S512] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - Central Presbyterian.
      Ernest George BARRIE born 06 Oct 1894 North Dumfries Parents George R. BARRIEFarmerMary CARRICK baptized 10 Jul 1894 Central Presbyterian

    2. [S180] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1901, Dumfries (North) B-3 Page 9.

    3. [S562] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1911, Div. 2 Pg. 6.

    4. [S2264] Census - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1921, Sub Dist. 30 Page 2.

    5. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

    6. [S1890] Military - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Public Library WW1 Soldiers Card Index Soldier Information Cards - World War One.

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    Link to Google MapsChristened - 10 Jul 1894 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 6 Oct 1894 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1917 - Cedar Creek Rd., North Dumfries Township, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bookkeeper - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1921 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Oct 1989 - Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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