Source: 18th Battalion Nominal Roll, April 1915.
Family Search: When Louis Anderson Rathe was born on 27 July 1886, in Ayr, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, his father, Louis Ignace Rathe, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Anderson, was 21. He married Mary Jane Lucas in 1915, in Hythe, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Quebec, Canada in 1911 and Hythe, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1921. He registered for military service in 1914. In 1914, at the age of 28, his occupation is listed as labourer gravel pit in Ayr, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.