Brant Township, ON

Provincial Land Surveyor A.P. Brough surveyed the colonization road (Durham Road) from the village of Durham through Bentinck, Brant, Greenock and Kincardine Townships to Lake Huron Settlement in or around 1848. Settlement in the township started as early as 1849 with “free grants” consisting of the first and second concessions north and south of the Durham Road. Brough completed the survey of Brant Township in 1850, and the rest of the lots in the township were offered for sale in August 1851.

In 1853, when the United Townships of the County of Bruce was dissolved, the townships of Brant and Carrick remained united, with Brant Township as the senior township. The Township of Brant incorporated separately on January 1, 1856.

As the settlers arrived, many communities developed within the township, the largest being Walkerton. In 1871, Walkerton incorporated as a town.

The Municipality of Brockton was formed on January 1, 1999, by amalgamating the township of Brant, township of Greenock and the town of Walkerton. Brockton’s name was formed as a portmanteau of the three merged municipalities (Brant Greenock Walkerton).

Soldiers

Ammann, Joseph Carl
Bailey, William Edward
Bannerman, Andrew
Bell, Gordon McBride
Bell, William John
Best, Joseph
Bluhm, George Albert
Bluhm, William Alexander
Brocklebank, Richard Addison
Cameron, Ewart Dryden (Texas)
Carson, William James
Cartwright, Herbert ("Bert")
Chesney, Joseph
Clarke, George Edward
Craig, George Buchanan
Craig, Lorne
Craig, William
Crosier (Crozier), Robert "John"
Culliton, Rene Howard
Cunningham, Chester Archie
Cunningham, George
Cunningham, James
Denny (a.k.a. Dennie), Norman
Denny (a.k.a. Dennie) , Philip
Dixon, Thomas
Dobson, William Matthew
Eby, Harvey J.
Eidt, Edward Gerald
Eidt, Walter Harold
Evans, Robert "Bob"
Ferguson, John ("Jack") Emmanuel
Flewelling, George
Garland, Elmer Anson
Gransden, Howard M.
Gregg, James Elmer
Haas, Gabriel
Hanley, William Patrick
Harrington, Leonard Garfield
Herd, Frederick Thomas
Heughan, Arthur Edwin
Hickling, Henry Stephen
Hill, Harold Roy
Hislop (Hyslop), Wilberforce
Hogg, David Gordon
Huffman, John Harvey
Hutton, William Russell
Hyslop, Raoul Laurestan "Ray"
Jarvis, Herbert Joseph
Jewell, Fred Earl
Kain, Rev. Roy Joseph
Kenny, Frederick Harold
Knechtel, Gordon
Knepflar, Courtney Stapleton
Lamb, Walter James
Lamont, Ronald D.
Laport, William
Liddle, Rees Thomas
Lindsay, William Sampson
Litt, Olive Lillian
Livingstone, John Alexander
McCarter, Andrew Reginald
McCaw, George James Ernest
McGarrity, John
McGuire, Philip F.
McKechnie, Malcolm Archibald
McNab, Michael John
McNally, Arthur Watson
McNeill, Neil Alexander
McPhail, Daniel
Merchant, Robert Jacob
Moore, Frank Simpson
Moore, Frederick Charles
Oldrieve, Ewart G.
Ostic, William Clark
Pinkney, Stewart Franklin
Racher, Norman
Reichenbach, Ethelred "Effie"
Reinhart, Thomas Joseph
Riehl, William George
Robertson, Charles Eric
Robertson, Norman Roy
Robinson, Frederec Wilfred ("Fritz")
Rock, George McLeod
Rowand, Elmer McLeod
Russell, Adam Leith
Scales, Howard James
Schefter, Frank Anthony
Shannon, Dr. Percival (Percy) Roy
Swanston, Walter
Swanston, William John
Tanner, Gordon Henry
Taylor, Henry S.
Threndyle, Hugh Andrew
Tolton, Charles Alfred
Truax, Everett Ashbury
Turner, Robert Melville
VanHatten, Henry
Vanhorne, Whitney Garnet
Wade, Harold
Wallace, George Elmer
Williams, Henry Alfred
Wilton, Alvin Edward
Winters, Herman
Wolfe, William
Young, Richard Alexander "Alex"
Young, Samuel Leslie ("Les")
Zettel, Urban Joseph
Zuber, Peter