Brackin, Garnet Garfield: Captain (M.I.D)


Source: Gathering of Heroes

Digitized Service Record

Note that this soldier joined the 18th Battalion August 15, 1917 and the war diary has his name miss-spelled at “Brachin”.

Source: CVWM. Note that there is no mention of the Military Cross in his service record.

Hero is Killed

Chatham, Sept. 7 — Official notice has been received here that Lieut. Garnet Brackin, M.C., was killed in August 26th last. The officer was one of the most efficient and best liked in the 18th Battalion when the unit went overseas. He was awarded the Military Cross last January bravery in action.

Toronto Star, Sept. 7, 1918

Note: The mention of Captain Brackin’s Military Cross may be in error. A review of his service record indicates only a Mention in Dispatches ref. London Gazette no. 30706, page 6198.

Mentioned in Dispatches Brackin

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“Killed in Action” During operations in GUEMAPPE, this officer was instantly killed by an enemy shell.

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