David Brethour

M, b. 1831, d. 23 March 1905
FatherMichael Julius Brethour b. 1774, d. 1871
MotherCatherine Heavenor d. 1832
ChartsHans Adam Schrier (1673 - 1758)
Descendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited20 Jan 2018
Birth*David Brethour was born in 1831 in Ballangrane, Ireland
He was the son of Michael Julius Brethour and Catherine Heavenor
Emigration*David Brethour emigrated; Emigrated from Ireland and settled in Simcoe County, Ontario. 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Jane Shier, daughter of Richard Shier and Catherine Shier, on 12 March 1851. 
Fact 3* (an unknown value). 
CensusDavid Brethour appeared on the census of 1861 in Blanchard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Census*He appeared on the census of 1871 in District 29, South Perth, Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1881 in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1891 in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1901 in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Death*He died on 23 March 1905 in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada.
Burial*He was buried in Kirkton Union Cemetery, Perth County, Ontario, Canada.

Family

Elizabeth Jane Shier b. 21 December 1826, d. 16 February 1912
Children

David Brethour

M, b. 1852
FatherMichael Brethour b. 1819
MotherAmelia Brethour b. 1827
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*David Brethour was born in 1852. 
He was the son of Michael Brethour and Amelia Brethour

David Brethour

M, b. 1853
FatherJames Brethour b. 1816, d. 12 Aug 1890
MotherPhoebe Ann Lawton b. 1821
Last Edited18 Jun 2014
Birth*David Brethour was born in 1853. 
He was the son of James Brethour and Phoebe Ann Lawton
(Witness) CensusDavid Brethour appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of James Brethour in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada

Dora Brethour

F, b. 1845, d. 18 February 1916
FatherCaptain John Brethour b. 1810, d. 1847
MotherEliza Shier b. May 1811, d. 27 Feb 1893
Relationships3rd great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
4th cousin 3 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
4th cousin 3 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsHans Adam Schrier (1673 - 1758)
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited28 Nov 2016
Birth*Dora Brethour was born in 1845. 
She was the daughter of Captain John Brethour and Eliza Shier
(Witness) CensusDora Brethour appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of Eliza Shier in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
Married Name As of 31 December 1869,her married name was Webster. 
Marriage*Dora Brethour married Robert Steacy Webster on 31 December 1869 in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.
(Witness) CensusDora Brethour appeared on the census of 6 April 1891 in the household of Robert Steacy Webster in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
Death*Dora Brethour died on 18 February 1916. 
Burial*She was buried in St. John Cemetery, Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.

Family

Robert Steacy Webster b. 1844, d. 4 June 1909
Children

Edward Brethour

M, b. 1857
FatherJohn Brethour b. 1827
MotherSarah A. Brethour b. 1839
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Edward Brethour was born in 1857. 
He was the son of John Brethour and Sarah A. Brethour

Edward Brethour

M, b. 1823
Last Edited31 Jan 2015
Marriage*Edward Brethour married Eliza Ellen Guthrie
Birth*Edward Brethour was born in 1823. 
Occupation*He was a shoemaker in 1851. 

Family

Eliza Ellen Guthrie b. 1835, d. 1895
Children

Eliza Brethour

F, b. 1841
FatherJames Brethour b. 1816, d. 12 Aug 1890
MotherPhoebe Ann Lawton b. 1821
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Eliza Brethour was born in 1841. 
She was the daughter of James Brethour and Phoebe Ann Lawton
(Witness) CensusEliza Brethour appeared on the census of 1851 in the household of James Brethour in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusEliza Brethour appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of James Brethour in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada

Eliza Jane Brethour

F, b. 1869
FatherEdward Brethour b. 1823
MotherEliza Ellen Guthrie b. 1835, d. 1895
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Eliza Jane Brethour was born in 1869. 
She was the daughter of Edward Brethour and Eliza Ellen Guthrie

Eliza Letitia Brethour

F
Last Edited18 Feb 2017

Family

Wesley Edward Baker
Child

Elizabeth Brethour

F, b. 1809, d. 1862
FatherMichael Julius Brethour b. 1774, d. 1871
MotherCatherine Heavenor d. 1832
Last Edited28 Feb 2015
Birth*Elizabeth Brethour was born in 1809. 
She was the daughter of Michael Julius Brethour and Catherine Heavenor
Marriage*Elizabeth Brethour married Philip John Rynard
Married NameHer married name was Rynard. 
Death*Elizabeth Brethour died in 1862. 

Family

Philip John Rynard b. 1807, d. 1873
Children

Esther Trefina O. Brethour

F, b. 27 April 1886
FatherWilliam AUGUSTUS Brethour b. 24 Mar 1853, d. 10 Jan 1933
MotherElizabeth Jane Thompson d. 5 Mar 1900
Relationships5th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited27 Jul 2016
Birth*Esther Trefina O. Brethour was born on 27 April 1886 in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
She was the daughter of William AUGUSTUS Brethour and Elizabeth Jane Thompson
(Witness) CensusEsther Trefina O. Brethour appeared on the census of 11 May 1891 in the household of William AUGUSTUS Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusEsther Trefina O. Brethour appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of William AUGUSTUS Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada

Harriet Jane Brethour

F, b. 1869, d. 29 June 1908
FatherDavid Brethour b. 1831, d. 23 Mar 1905
MotherElizabeth Jane Shier b. 21 Dec 1826, d. 16 Feb 1912
Relationships4th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
1st cousin 2 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
5th cousin 2 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited30 Oct 2016
Birth*Harriet Jane Brethour was born in 1869. 
She was the daughter of David Brethour and Elizabeth Jane Shier
(Witness) CensusHarriet Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1871 in the household of David Brethour in District 29, South Perth, Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusHarriet Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of David Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusHarriet Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of David Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusHarriet Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of David Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Married Name As of 4 September 1907,her married name was Eaton. 
Death*Harriet Jane Brethour died on 29 June 1908 in Woodham, Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Burial*She was buried in Kirkton Union Cemetery, Usborne Twp., Kirkton, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.

Hazel Violet Irene Brethour

F, b. 29 October 1907, d. 1997
FatherMichael Brethour b. 1865, d. 27 Mar 1927
MotherMaggie Maud Hunt b. 7 Feb 1885, d. 11 Jan 1919
Relationships5th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited20 Jul 2017
Birth*Hazel Violet Irene Brethour was born on 29 October 1907 in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
She was the daughter of Michael Brethour and Maggie Maud Hunt
(Witness) CensusHazel Violet Irene Brethour appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Michael Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Married NameHer married name was Pfaff. 
Marriage*Hazel Violet Irene Brethour married Oscar Pfaff
Death*Hazel Violet Irene Brethour died in 1997. 

Family

Oscar Pfaff

Hector Wilson Brethour

M, b. 12 November 1881, d. 1 September 1918
FatherWilliam AUGUSTUS Brethour b. 24 Mar 1853, d. 10 Jan 1933
MotherElizabeth Jane Thompson d. 5 Mar 1900
Relationships5th great-grandson of Hans Adam Scheier
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited10 Feb 2017
Birth*Hector Wilson Brethour was born on 12 November 1881 in Blanchard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
He was the son of William AUGUSTUS Brethour and Elizabeth Jane Thompson
(Witness) CensusHector Wilson Brethour appeared on the census of 11 May 1891 in the household of William AUGUSTUS Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusHector Wilson Brethour appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of William AUGUSTUS Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Census*Hector Wilson Brethour appeared on the census of 1911 in Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
Residence*He lived in Daysville, Saskatchewan, Canada
Milit-Beg*He began military service on 3 January 1916 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Fact 1War Diary: 5th Battalion,
Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)

30 Aug 1918:
Wind –West Weather – Unsettled Ground – Moist Visibility – Poor
On our left the 1st C.I. Brigade attacked with a view to occupying more favourable positions about150 yards in front, arriving there and encountering practically no opposition, they continued their advance, finally halting and consolidating about 2,000 yards ahead of the position held by them in the morning. A significant incident occurred on our front this morning. During a lull in the artillery fire, a German was seen to leave his lines, and advance towards ours, with uplifted arms. Shortly after another followed, and evidently confident that we did not intend to fire upon them, 8 more joined them, and a party of 10 voluntarily surrendered. Events such as these certainly denote a deterioration of the enemy morale. It was stated that two Companies of a German Regiment absolutely refused the fact the Canadians.

Casualties: Nil



31 Aug 1918:
Wind – West Weather – Warm & Bright Ground – Dry Visibility – Poor
This morning the 8th C.I. Bn. carried out a small local operation and occupied two lines of trenches having no opposition and finding no occupants, but 40 of the enemy gave themselves up shortly after operations were completed. This afternoon a team of mules with limber of ammunition, with two men from our transport, while proceeding along the CAMBRAI Road to the Battalion, was hit by a shell. Both mules were killed outright and the limber blown to pieces, one man being slightly injured, and the other severely shaken. A remarkable escape. The Battalion passed a fairly quiet day. At night-time, when conditions are favourable the enemy is over bombing the rear areas, but apparently without much affect. Long range guns dropped shells into ARRAS at regular periods.

Causalities – 1 O.R.

1 Sept 1918: Wind – N.E. Weather – Fine Ground – Dry Visibility - Good
By 4:35 a.m., Lieut. Dobin, Scout Officer, had the men in position in the jumping off trench. The disposition of the companies was as follows: - “A” Company to attack, “D” Company in support, “B” and “C” Companies reserves. The nature of the ground to be advanced over was mostly of an open nature, rolling away in long ridges, dotted with an occasional wood. At 4:50 a.m., the thunder of our barrage broke the silence of the morning, and, keen as ever, over went our men fearlessly launched upon their new venture. They were at once met by a devastating fire from enemy gun posts ad redoubts, of the latter there were three, one of each flank and one on the central front, the central one containing a minnen-werfer trench mortar. Casualties occurred rapidly, and “A” Company was soon sadly depleted, in spite of which they continued to advance hampered by the loss of Machine Gun Ammunition, which was lost owing to the men carrying it being killed or wounded. The enemy had also suffered heavily during this time, but perceiving only comparatively a few men advancing, a number of them, probably one hundred, executed an encircling movement and got in the rear of “A” Company. Prospects for “A” Company at this time looked pretty bad, when “D” Company coming forward, with a rush, the Huns found the tables turned with a vengeance, and the whole lot surrendered without any opposition. “D” Company by this time had also suffered heavy losses, so “B” Company was brought up to assist. The re-doubts which lay on the West edge of the Hendicourt-les Cagnicourt Road were over-run and captured, and the road crossed and the trenches which formed the objective entered about 5:45 a.m. so that a lot of fierce fighting and heavy work had been accomplished in a short time. Prior to the attack warning had been received from Brigade H.Q. of new traps devised by the enemy for the edification of attacking forces, some being quite new departures, and of a very ingenious nature. One consisted of a concealed knife rest blocking a road and connected to a bomb. On the knife rest being pulled aside, the wire fuses the bomb. Another was a system of six mines so placed on the road on either side that they would come simultaneously under the two wheels of a vehicle. They consisted of small wooden boxes containing about fourteen pounds of explosives, a sort time fuse, and detonator actuated by a pressure plate. Their position was recognized by the presence of newly turned earth. They can easily be removed and are innocuous as long as no pressure is applied on top. By the time the objective was reached, “A” Company was reduced to twenty men and was re-enforced by men from “D” Company. “A” Company had come into touch with the 14th Battalion on their right at 10 a.m. and “D” Company had new received re-enforcements from “B” Company. The enemy artillery was active now, and our men were being subjected to a heavy fire. At mid-day O.C. of “C” Company received word from O.C. “B” Company that enemy was counter-attacking, and asking for re-enforcements whereupon a platoon was immediately despatched to their assistance. The counter attack developed in strength and “D” Company, on the Left, was forced back. Perceiving their plight, the platoon which was advancing to reinforce “B” Company, immediately moved to the assistance of “D” Company. At this time there was an urgent call for ammunition from all companies engaged in fighting, and parties were dispatched from “B” Company to obtain a fresh supply. Our right flank, however, continued to advance. On the left “D” Company, reinforced, checked the attack and, in turn, attacked, forcing the enemy to retire. Our Field guns got busy, and events took a favourable turn for us again. By 2:00 PM our men were well established, and things had quietened down considerably. By bad fortune, “BN” Company had lost their commanding officer, Captain J. L. Evans, who at the kick off was killed by a machine gun bullet. At 4:30 p.m., under instructions from Captain McGlashan, DMC., acting 2nd in command, Lieutenant Lloyd, O.C. “C” Company took over the front occupied by “D” Company.

Operation Order No. 314 (Appendix No. ) was received, stating that on the 2nd. September, 1918, the Canadian Corps would break through the DROCOURT – QUEANT Line. The attack was to be carried out by the 2ndCanadian Infantry Brigade, with the 3nd Canadian Infantry Brigade on our Right AND the 12th Canadian Infantry Brigade on our Left. They were to be assisted by none tanks from No. 2 Company, No. 14 Tank Battalion. The 5th Canadian Battalion in Brigade Reserve. At 9:45 p.m. Reinforcements of 8 Officers and 80 Other Ranks arrived at the Battn. from the composite Company.
Brigade Headquarters were established in a redoubt – V.1.a. Sheet 51b.

Estimated Casualties - 10 Officers and 225 Other Ranks.

2 Sept. 1918: WIND – N.E. WEATHER – Fine GROUND – Dry VISIBILITY – Good
After a quiet and uneventful night, ZERO hour – 5 a.m. - was heralded by the roar of our barrage, and the 2nd, 3rd, and 12th Canadian Infantry Brigades moved to attack. That supposedly iron defence yclept the DROCOURT – QUEANT Line. Alas! For Germany’s vain hope of possessing an impregnable defence. Canadians do not recognize any such obstacle, and the famous WOTAN Line was doomed to the same unceremonious treatment that was meted out to Hun defences by the Canadians during their recent operations. We now occupied positions in trenches immediately EAST of the HENECOURT LES CAGNICOURT – DRURY Road, where we proceeded to consolidate. 
Death*He died on 1 September 1918 in France at age 36; Killed in Action during WW I.
Burial*He was buried in Grave c-28 , UPTON WOOD CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France.
Photograph by Picasa 3.0
Fact 1*Hector Wilson Brethour is remembered on Page 373 of the First World War Book of Remembrance in the Peace Tower, Ottawa, Canada.

Helen Eddy Brethour

F, b. 24 October 1910, d. 1977
FatherWilliam AUGUSTUS Brethour b. 24 Mar 1853, d. 10 Jan 1933
MotherAlice Maud Mary Heywood b. 1871, d. 1936
Relationships5th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited9 Feb 2017
Birth*Helen Eddy Brethour was born on 24 October 1910 in Blanshard Twp., Kirkton, Perth County, Ontario, Canada
She was the daughter of William AUGUSTUS Brethour and Alice Maud Mary Heywood
(Witness) CensusHelen Eddy Brethour appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of William AUGUSTUS Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusHelen Eddy Brethour appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of William AUGUSTUS Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Married NameHer married name was Whetstone. 
Marriage*Helen Eddy Brethour married Lloyd Orwell (Nip) Whetstone, son of Orwell Victor Whetstone and Ada Youngs, on 14 September 1933.
Death*Helen Eddy Brethour died in 1977. 
Burial*She was buried in Mailtland Cemetery, Goderich, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.1
Photo: Gary Schumacher
Canadagenweb

Family

Lloyd Orwell (Nip) Whetstone b. 1906, d. 1988

Citations

  1. [S17] Unknown author, findagrave (n.p.: n.pub.), Findagrave Memorial 128069618.

Henry Brethour

M, b. 1831, d. 1918
Last Edited18 Jan 2014
Birth*Henry Brethour was born in 1831. 
Marriage*He married Phoebe St. John, daughter of Philip St. John, in 1845. 
Death*Henry Brethour died in 1918. 

Family

Phoebe St. John b. 1831, d. 1918

Hezekiah Brethour

M, b. 1866
FatherEdward Brethour b. 1823
MotherEliza Ellen Guthrie b. 1835, d. 1895
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Hezekiah Brethour was born in 1866. 
He was the son of Edward Brethour and Eliza Ellen Guthrie

Ida J. E. Brethour

F, b. 30 August 1883, d. 9 October 1917
FatherWilliam AUGUSTUS Brethour b. 24 Mar 1853, d. 10 Jan 1933
MotherElizabeth Jane Thompson d. 5 Mar 1900
Relationships5th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited24 Feb 2013
Birth*Ida J. E. Brethour was born on 30 August 1883. 
She was the daughter of William AUGUSTUS Brethour and Elizabeth Jane Thompson
(Witness) CensusIda J. E. Brethour appeared on the census of 11 May 1891 in the household of William AUGUSTUS Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusIda J. E. Brethour appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of William AUGUSTUS Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Death*Ida J. E. Brethour died on 9 October 1917 in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada, at age 34. 

James Brethour

M, b. 1816, d. 12 August 1890
Last Edited24 Aug 2014
Birth*James Brethour was born in 1816 in Ireland
Marriage*He married Phoebe Ann Lawton
CensusJames Brethour appeared on the census of 1851 in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
Census*He appeared on the census of 1861 in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
Death*He died on 12 August 1890 in Sand Beach, Huron County, Michigan, United States
Burial*He was buried in Harbor Beach, Huron County, Michigan, United States

Family

Phoebe Ann Lawton b. 1821
Children

James Brethour

M, b. 1850
FatherJames Brethour b. 1816, d. 12 Aug 1890
MotherPhoebe Ann Lawton b. 1821
Last Edited18 Jun 2014
Birth*James Brethour was born in 1850. 
He was the son of James Brethour and Phoebe Ann Lawton
(Witness) CensusJames Brethour appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of James Brethour in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada

James Clifford Brethour

M, b. 1896, d. 1975
Last Edited2 Mar 2014
Birth*James Clifford Brethour was born in 1896. 
Marriage*He married Blanche Edna Speiran, daughter of James Speiran and Mary Jane Swanick, in 1921. 
Death*James Clifford Brethour died in 1975. 

Family

Blanche Edna Speiran b. 21 July 1891, d. 1945

James E. Brethour

M, b. 22 August 1841, d. 2 January 1929
FatherCaptain John Brethour b. 1810, d. 1847
MotherEliza Shier b. May 1811, d. 27 Feb 1893
Relationships3rd great-grandson of Hans Adam Scheier
4th cousin 3 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
4th cousin 3 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsHans Adam Schrier (1673 - 1758)
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited11 Jun 2017
Birth*James E. Brethour was born on 22 August 1841. 
He was the son of Captain John Brethour and Eliza Shier
(Witness) CensusJames E. Brethour appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of Eliza Shier in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
Census*James E. Brethour appeared on the census of 1871 in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1881 in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 16 April 1891 in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of George Sparling Shier in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
Fact 1*James E. Brethour never married. 
Death*James E. Brethour died on 2 January 1929 at age 87. 
Burial*He was buried in St. John Cemetery, Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.

John Brethour

M, b. 1 May 1847, d. 15 July 1931
FatherArnold Brethour b. 1814, d. 4 Jan 1906
MotherJane Stevenson b. 1822, d. 14 Sep 1862
ChartsHans Adam Schrier (1673 - 1758)
Descendants of William Shier (1815 - 1890) and Elizabeth White
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited21 Jan 2015
Birth*John Brethour was born on 1 May 1847. 
He was the son of Arnold Brethour and Jane Stevenson
Marriage*John Brethour married Sarah Shier, daughter of William Shier and Elizabeth White, on 1 November 1870 in Cannington, Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
CensusJohn Brethour appeared on the census of 1881 in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1891 in Carleton, Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
Census*He appeared on the census of 1901 in Lisgar, Manitoba, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1911 in Township 5, MacDonald District, Manitoba, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1916 in MacDonald District, Manitoba, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1921 in Thompson Municipality, Manitoba, Canada
Death*He died on 15 July 1931 at age 84. 
Burial*He was buried in Miami Cemetery, Thompson Rural Municipality, Manitoba, Canada.
Stone: Amy Hickmott
Canadianheadstones.com

Family

Sarah Shier b. 17 May 1852, d. 1914
Children

John Brethour

M, b. 1827
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Marriage*John Brethour married Sarah A. Brethour
Birth*John Brethour was born in 1827. 
Residence*He lived in 1891 in Scott Twp, Ontario County, Ontario, Canada; At time of 1891 Census. 

Family

Sarah A. Brethour b. 1839
Children

John Brethour

M, b. 1859
FatherMichael Brethour b. 1819
MotherAmelia Brethour b. 1827
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*John Brethour was born in 1859. 
He was the son of Michael Brethour and Amelia Brethour

Captain John Brethour

M, b. 1810, d. 1847
ChartsHans Adam Schrier (1673 - 1758)
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited11 Aug 2015
Birth*Captain John Brethour was born in 1810. 
Marriage*He married Eliza Shier, daughter of Henry Shier and Mary Corneil, in 1835. 
Fact 1*Were Farmers in Georgina Twp. 
Death*Captain John Brethour died in 1847. 
Burial*He was buried in St. John Cemetery, Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.

Family

Eliza Shier b. May 1811, d. 27 February 1893
Children

Joseph W. Brethour

M, b. 1870
FatherJohn Brethour b. 1827
MotherSarah A. Brethour b. 1839
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Joseph W. Brethour was born in 1870. 
He was the son of John Brethour and Sarah A. Brethour

Katherine Brethour

F, b. 1847
FatherJames Brethour b. 1816, d. 12 Aug 1890
MotherPhoebe Ann Lawton b. 1821
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Katherine Brethour was born in 1847. 
She was the daughter of James Brethour and Phoebe Ann Lawton
(Witness) CensusKatherine Brethour appeared on the census of 1851 in the household of James Brethour in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusKatherine Brethour appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of James Brethour in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada

Leressa Brethour

F, b. 1876
FatherEdward Brethour b. 1823
MotherEliza Ellen Guthrie b. 1835, d. 1895
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Leressa Brethour was born in 1876. 
She was the daughter of Edward Brethour and Eliza Ellen Guthrie

Lilley M. Brethour

F, b. 1875
FatherEdward Brethour b. 1823
MotherEliza Ellen Guthrie b. 1835, d. 1895
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Lilley M. Brethour was born in 1875. 
She was the daughter of Edward Brethour and Eliza Ellen Guthrie

Margaret Jane Brethour

F, b. 1 May 1865, d. 9 January 1933
FatherArnold Brethour b. 1828, d. 19 Dec 1892
MotherMargaret Ann St. John b. 21 Nov 1837, d. 30 Nov 1931
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited21 Jan 2018
Birth*Margaret Jane Brethour was born on 1 May 1865 in Scott Twp., Udora, Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
She was the daughter of Arnold Brethour and Margaret Ann St. John
Marriage*Margaret Jane Brethour married Philip Shier, son of Jacob Shier and Catherine Rynard, on 10 January 1888 in Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.
Married Name As of 10 January 1888,her married name was Shier. 
(Witness) CensusMargaret Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Philip Shier in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusMargaret Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1911 in the household of Philip Shier in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusMargaret Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Roy Etherington Shier in Geogina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
Death*Margaret Jane Brethour died on 9 January 1933 in Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada, at age 67.
Burial*She was buried on 11 January 1933 in Bagshaw Cemetery, Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.

Family

Philip Shier b. 2 June 1864, d. 1939
Children

Martha Brethour

F, b. 1857
FatherMichael Brethour b. 1819
MotherAmelia Brethour b. 1827
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Martha Brethour was born in 1857. 
She was the daughter of Michael Brethour and Amelia Brethour

Martha Brethour

F, b. 1836, d. 1911
Last Edited18 Jan 2014
Birth*Martha Brethour was born in 1836. 
Married Name As of 1859,her married name was St. John. 
Marriage*She married Julius St. John, son of Philip St. John, in 1859. 
Death*Martha Brethour died in 1911. 

Family

Julius St. John b. 1836, d. 1912

Martha Brethour

F, b. 1916, d. 17 October 2005
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited4 Feb 2017
Birth*Martha Brethour was born in 1916. 
Marriage*She married Randel ARTHUR Brethour, son of Richard Wesley Brethour and Elizabeth Marriott
Death*Martha Brethour died on 17 October 2005 in Birch Lodge Personal care Home, Hamiota, Manitoba, Canada; Martha Brethour of Hamiota, Manitoba, beloved wife of the later Arthur Brethour and mother of Ray (Kay) Brethour, Ed (Carole-Ann) Brethour, and Glenda (Chris) McConnell, passed away at Birch Lodge Personal Care Home, Hamiota, on Monday October 17, 2005 at 89 years of age. A service to celebrate her life will be held at the Hamiota United Church, Hamiota on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 2:00 PM with a private family interment following in the Hamiota Cemetery. (Brandon Sun, October 19, 2005). 
Burial*She was buried in Hamiota Cemetery, Manitoba, Canada.

Family

Randel ARTHUR Brethour b. 29 April 1897, d. 1979

Mary Brethour

F, b. 1837, d. 17 July 1889
FatherCaptain John Brethour b. 1810, d. 1847
MotherEliza Shier b. May 1811, d. 27 Feb 1893
Relationships3rd great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
4th cousin 3 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
4th cousin 3 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsHans Adam Schrier (1673 - 1758)
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited11 Jun 2015
Birth*Mary Brethour was born in 1837. 
She was the daughter of Captain John Brethour and Eliza Shier
(Witness) CensusMary Brethour appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of Eliza Shier in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusMary Brethour appeared on the census of 1871 in the household of James E. Brethour in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusMary Brethour appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of James E. Brethour in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
Death*Mary Brethour died on 17 July 1889 in Georgina Twp, York County, Ontario, Canada
Burial*She was buried in St. John Cemetery, Brock Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada.

Mary Ann Brethour

F, b. 1841
FatherArnold Brethour b. 1814, d. 4 Jan 1906
MotherJane Stevenson b. 1822, d. 14 Sep 1862
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Mary Ann Brethour was born in 1841. 
She was the daughter of Arnold Brethour and Jane Stevenson

Mary Jane Brethour

F, b. 1858, d. 9 January 1944
FatherDavid Brethour b. 1831, d. 23 Mar 1905
MotherElizabeth Jane Shier b. 21 Dec 1826, d. 16 Feb 1912
Relationships4th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
1st cousin 2 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
5th cousin 2 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited26 Oct 2016
Birth*Mary Jane Brethour was born in 1858. 
She was the daughter of David Brethour and Elizabeth Jane Shier
(Witness) CensusMary Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of David Brethour in Blanchard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusMary Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1871 in the household of David Brethour in District 29, South Perth, Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusMary Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of David Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusMary Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of David Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusMary Jane Brethour appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of David Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Residence*Mary Jane Brethour lived in 1911 in Blanchard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada; In 1911 lived with brother Michael and mother Eliza. 
(Witness) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Michael Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Death*Mary Jane Brethour died on 9 January 1944. 
Burial*She was buried in Kirkton Union Cemetery, Kirkton, Perth County, Ontario, Canada.

Michael Brethour

M, b. 1865, d. 27 March 1927
FatherDavid Brethour b. 1831, d. 23 Mar 1905
MotherElizabeth Jane Shier b. 21 Dec 1826, d. 16 Feb 1912
Relationships4th great-grandson of Hans Adam Scheier
1st cousin 2 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
5th cousin 2 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited30 Oct 2016
Birth*Michael Brethour was born in 1865. 
He was the son of David Brethour and Elizabeth Jane Shier
(Witness) CensusMichael Brethour appeared on the census of 1871 in the household of David Brethour in District 29, South Perth, Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusMichael Brethour appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of David Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Marriage*Michael Brethour married Maggie Maud Hunt on 16 January 1907 in Fullarton Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Census*Michael Brethour appeared on the census of 1921 in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Death*He died on 27 March 1927 in Victoria Hospital, London, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada; due to septic throat. 
Burial*He was buried on 30 March 1927 in Kirkton Union Cemetery, Usborne Twp., Huron County, Ontario, Canada.

Family

Maggie Maud Hunt b. 7 February 1885, d. 11 January 1919
Children

Michael Brethour

M, b. 1819
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Marriage*Michael Brethour married Amelia Brethour
Birth*Michael Brethour was born in 1819. 
Residence*He lived in 1861 in Reach Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada; as indicated in 1861 Census. 

Family

Amelia Brethour b. 1827
Children

Michael Brethour

M, b. 1843
FatherJames Brethour b. 1816, d. 12 Aug 1890
MotherPhoebe Ann Lawton b. 1821
Last Edited27 Jun 2013
Birth*Michael Brethour was born in 1843. 
He was the son of James Brethour and Phoebe Ann Lawton
(Witness) CensusMichael Brethour appeared on the census of 1851 in the household of James Brethour in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusMichael Brethour appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of James Brethour in Scott Twp., Ontario County, Ontario, Canada

Michael Brethour

M, b. 1843
FatherCaptain John Brethour b. 1810, d. 1847
MotherEliza Shier b. May 1811, d. 27 Feb 1893
Relationships3rd great-grandson of Hans Adam Scheier
4th cousin 3 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
4th cousin 3 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsHans Adam Schrier (1673 - 1758)
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited9 Jan 2015
Birth*Michael Brethour was born in 1843. 
He was the son of Captain John Brethour and Eliza Shier
(Witness) CensusMichael Brethour appeared on the census of 1861 in the household of Eliza Shier in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusMichael Brethour appeared on the census of 1871 in the household of James E. Brethour in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada

Michael Julius Brethour

M, b. 1774, d. 1871
Last Edited28 Jan 2017
Birth*Michael Julius Brethour was born in 1774.1 
Marriage*He married Catherine Heavenor
Death*Michael Julius Brethour died in 1871.1 

Family

Catherine Heavenor d. 1832
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Ancestry.ca, online \Ancestry.ca\, Umphrey Family in US_Can by Troy Umphrey. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.ca.

Myrtle Gertrude Brethour

F, b. 19 March 1912, d. 21 February 1998
FatherMichael Brethour b. 1865, d. 27 Mar 1927
MotherMaggie Maud Hunt b. 7 Feb 1885, d. 11 Jan 1919
Relationships5th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited8 Mar 2018
Birth*Myrtle Gertrude Brethour was born on 19 March 1912 in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada.
She was the daughter of Michael Brethour and Maggie Maud Hunt
(Witness) CensusMyrtle Gertrude Brethour appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Michael Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Married NameHer married name was Brine. 
Marriage*Myrtle Gertrude Brethour married James PHILIP Brine
Married NameHer married name was Schaefer. 
Marriage*Myrtle Gertrude Brethour married Willard Schaefer
Death*Myrtle Gertrude Brethour died on 21 February 1998 in Memorial Hospital, St. Mary's, Perth County, Ontario, Canada, at age 85. 
Burial*She was buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, St. Mary's, Perth County, Ontario, Canada.
Photo Credit:
Allison Mitchell-Reid; Ancestry

Family 1

James PHILIP Brine b. 22 July 1898, d. 1963

Family 2

Willard Schaefer

Corporal Norman Victor Shier Brethour

M, b. 1 July 1888
FatherJohn Brethour b. 1 May 1847, d. 15 Jul 1931
MotherSarah Shier b. 17 May 1852, d. 1914
Relationships4th great-grandson of Hans Adam Scheier
5th cousin 2 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
5th cousin 2 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of William Shier (1815 - 1890) and Elizabeth White
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited4 Apr 2015
Birth*Corporal Norman Victor Shier Brethour was born on 1 July 1888 in Georgina Twp., Udora, York County, Ontario, Canada
He was the son of John Brethour and Sarah Shier
(Witness) CensusCorporal Norman Victor Shier Brethour appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of John Brethour in Carleton, Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
(Witness) CensusCorporal Norman Victor Shier Brethour appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John Brethour in Lisgar, Manitoba, Canada
Occupation*Corporal Norman Victor Shier Brethour was a farmer in 1915. 
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1916 in the household of John Brethour in MacDonald District, Manitoba, Canada
Milit-Beg*Corporal Norman Victor Shier Brethour began military service on 10 January 1916 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Fact 1*Corporal Norman Victor Shier Brethour fought during the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium during WW1. He was wounded but returned to Canada in 1918. Refer to Canadiangreatwarproject.com. 
Census*He appeared on the census of 1921 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Olive Brethour

F, b. 18 January 1900, d. 18 June 1946
FatherRichard Wesley Brethour b. 1 Aug 1855, d. 30 Dec 1944
MotherElizabeth Marriott b. 18 May 1855, d. 11 Jan 1930
Relationships5th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited24 Jul 2015
Birth*Olive Brethour was born on 18 January 1900 in Hamiota Rural Municipality, Manitoba, Canada; Registration No. 1900-007902. 
She was the daughter of Richard Wesley Brethour and Elizabeth Marriott
(Witness) CensusOlive Brethour appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Richard Wesley Brethour in Hamiota, Marquette District, Manitoba, Canada
(Witness) CensusOlive Brethour appeared on the census of 2 July 1906 in the household of Richard Wesley Brethour in Twps. 13, 14 and 15, Ranges 23 and 24, Marquette District, Manitoba, Canada
(Witness) CensusOlive Brethour appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Richard Wesley Brethour in Twp. 13, Range 24, W1, Hamiota, Marquette District, Manitoba, Canada
Married NameHer married name was Caves. 
Marriage*Olive Brethour married George Caves
Death*Olive Brethour died on 18 June 1946 at age 46. 
Burial*She was buried in Hamiota Cemetery, Hamiota Rural Municipality, Manitoba, Canada.
Photo: Canadianheadstones.com

Family

George Caves b. 1902, d. 1984

Oscar Bernard Brethour

M, b. 18 December 1877, d. 22 February 1960
FatherJohn Brethour b. 1 May 1847, d. 15 Jul 1931
MotherSarah Shier b. 17 May 1852, d. 1914
Relationships4th great-grandson of Hans Adam Scheier
5th cousin 2 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
5th cousin 2 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of William Shier (1815 - 1890) and Elizabeth White
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited4 Apr 2015
Birth*Oscar Bernard Brethour was born on 18 December 1877 in Ontario, Canada
He was the son of John Brethour and Sarah Shier
(Witness) CensusOscar Bernard Brethour appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of John Brethour in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
(Witness) CensusOscar Bernard Brethour appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of John Brethour in Carleton, Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
(Witness) CensusOscar Bernard Brethour appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John Brethour in Lisgar, Manitoba, Canada
Census*Oscar Bernard Brethour appeared on the census of 1911 in Township 5, MacDonald District, Manitoba, Canada
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1916 in MacDonald District, Manitoba, Canada
(Witness) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of John Brethour in Thompson Municipality, Manitoba, Canada
Death*Oscar Bernard Brethour died on 22 February 1960 at age 82. 
Burial*He was buried in Miami Cemetery, Thompson Municipality, Manitoba, Canada.
Photo: Amy Hickmott
Canadianheadstones.com

Oscar Raymond Brethour

M, b. 15 July 1894, d. 21 August 1917
FatherRichard Wesley Brethour b. 1 Aug 1855, d. 30 Dec 1944
MotherElizabeth Marriott b. 18 May 1855, d. 11 Jan 1930
Relationships5th great-grandson of Hans Adam Scheier
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited8 Feb 2017
Birth*Oscar Raymond Brethour was born on 15 July 1894 in Oak River, Manitoba, Canada
He was the son of Richard Wesley Brethour and Elizabeth Marriott
(Witness) CensusOscar Raymond Brethour appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of Richard Wesley Brethour in Hamiota, Marquette District, Manitoba, Canada
(Witness) CensusOscar Raymond Brethour appeared on the census of 2 July 1906 in the household of Richard Wesley Brethour in Twps. 13, 14 and 15, Ranges 23 and 24, Marquette District, Manitoba, Canada
Milit-Beg*Oscar Raymond Brethour began military service on 12 December 1916 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Fact 1War Diaries, 27th Battalion, Manitoba Regiment, Aug 1, 1917 through Aug. 22, 1917.

Aug. 1, 1917
: Battalion in billets at Bully Grenay. Weather dull with rain. Wind, West.

Aug. 2, 1917
: Battalion in billets in Bully Grenay. Weather dull with rain. Wind, West. Company lectures to N.C.O’s and men.

Aug. 3, 1917:
Battalion in billets in Bully Grenay. Weather dull with rain. Wind West.

Aug. 4, 1917
: Battalion in billets in Bully Grenay. Weather changeable – showery. Wind West. Battalion move to BOUVIGNY_BOUEFFLES, starting at 5:P.M. Operation Order No. 175 for move to BOUVIGNEY_BOUEFFLES. Trench Strength of Battalion 817 in all ranks.

Aug. 5, 1917. Battalion in BOUVIGNEY_BOUEFFLES. Weather fair. Wind N.E.. One N.C.O. and ten men reported Town Major. Inspection for shortages.

Aug. 6, 1917: Battalion in BOUVIGNEY_BOUEFFLES. Weather dull. Heavy showers. Wind N.E. Training Parade cancelled on account of weather.
                    Honours & Awards
Abstracts from London Gazette No. 30107, dated 1.8.17.
               Mentioned in Dispatches:
               
Major H. J. Riley      Major F. M. Steel, DSO
               Major W. H. Collins, MC      Major E. C. Complin
               71398 Pte. Hunter, G. G.

Aug. 7, 1917: Battalion in BOUVIGNEY_BOUEFFLES. Weather fair. Wind West. Training carried out by companies. Pay Parade.

Aug. 8, 1917: Battalion in BOUVIGNEY_BOUEFFLES. Thunder and lightning. Storm in evening. Wind, mild, south. Bathing parade. Usual training by companies.

Aug. 9, 1917. Battalion in BOUVIGNEY_BOUEFFLES. Battalions move to front line, relieving 18th and 19th Battalions of 4th Brigade. Relief complete 4:25 AM. Operation Order No. 176 for relief of 18th & 19th Battalions. Weather fair, Wind South.

Aug. 10, 1917. Battalion in Front Line LAURENT SECTOR. Weather fair. Wind South. Day quiet. Garrison employed on repairing front line, and improving cellars in rear.

Aug. 11, 1917: Battalion in Front Line LAURENT SECTOR. Weather changeable _ showery. Wind S.W. Heavy bombardment in afternoon between 4:30 and 5:30, otherwise quiet. Work on Front Line carried on.

Aug 12, 1917. Battalion in Front Line LAURENT SECTOR. Weather fair. Wind South. Enemy artillery active especially on rear area. Considerable T. M. fire in forward area.

Aug. 13, 1917. Battalion in Front Line LAURENT SECTOR. Weather dull _ Wind South. Enemy artillery active. Patrol of 3 O.Rs. under Lieut. McCormick came in contact with the enemy post of twelve. After severe fighting, our patrol withdrew bringing in Sgt. Lamonde of the patrol, who was severely wounded. Relieved by four Battalions from 4th and 5th Brigades. Relief complete by 4:20 AM. Battalion move to BULLY GRENAY. Operation Order No. 177 for relief by 4th and 5th Canadian Infantry Brigades.

Aug. 14, 1917. Battalion in BULLY GRENAY in billets. Weather cloudy – rain. Wind West. Supplies and Ammunition for full fighting issued. Battalions move to assembly area. CITE ST. PIERRE, starting at 11:15 PM. Operation Order No. 178 for move to CITE ST. PIERRE.

Aug. 15, 1917. Battalion in support in CITE ST. PIERRE. Weather fair. Wind South. Details move to Brigade Training. At BOUVIGNY_BOURFFLES starting at 2 PM.

Aug. 16, 1917: Battalion in support in CITE ST. PIERRE. Weather fair. Wind South. Training Company carried on training according to schedule at BOUVIGNY.

Aug. 17, 1917: Battalion in support in CITE ST. PIERRE. Weather bright and sunny. Wind S.W.

Aug. 18, 1917. Battalion in support in CITE ST. PIERRE. Weather fair. Wind West. Battalion move to Front Line relieving portion of 4th Brigade, as per Operation Order No. 129. Trench Strength , 550 all Ranks.

Aug. 19, 1917
: Battalion in Front Line, Chicory Trench, LAURENT SECTOR. Weather fair. Wind S.W. Intermittent barrages put over by enemy before dawn. Morning quiet. Enemy artillery again active in afternoon. Instructions for Offensive attached.

Aug. 20, 1917. Battalion in Front Line, Chicory Trench, LAURENT SECTOR. Weather fair, Wind South. Enemy artillery very active, except in morning. Careful reconnaissance of position made by all Companies by day and night.

Aug. 21, 1917. . Battalion in Front Line, Chicory Trench, LAURENT SECTOR. Weather fair. Wind South. Zero hour set for 4:35 AM. White tape placed for jumping off position, and Companies assembled
in fighting formation; A on right, B in centre and C on left, D Company in support. Before 3 a.m. enemy artillery active, apparently expecting trouble. Barrage came down at 4:35 A.M., well placed and very heavy. Centre Company, after heavy fighting, held up by concrete strong-point. Other Companies got through, but with very heavy casualties. 50th Battalion in right did not get up. 29th Battalion on left got to objective on our immediate left, but could not establish themselves on the rest of their sector. Reserve Company sent up immediately to support centre and right Companies, and Company 28th called on to replace them in Support. Severe hand to hand fighting kept up all day. Spirit of Officers and Men superb. The Huns thrown back at every attempted counter attack. Before noon enemy had succeeded in gaining foot-hold on 29th trench, and our left Company had to withdraw to keep in touch. Useless to retain position? on right held by A. Co. and orders issued for withdrawal at dark. In the meantime, bombs and supplies rushed up through 28th Battn. Carrying Party and heavy casualties inflicted on Hun. Well planned and careful withdrawal made after dusk. Succeeded in taking over 40 prisoners and otherwise punishing the enemy. Narratives of Operation attached.

                    CASUALITIES FOR THIS OPERATION

Killed in Action.                     
O. O.P.
          
3 30

Died of Wounds
O. O.R.
7

Wounded
O. O.R.
7 241

Missing
O. O.R.
1 13

Wounded at Duty
O. O.R.
3 6


TOTAL CASUALITIES ALL RANKS = 306

Aug. 22, 1917:
Battalion in Front Line, LAURENT SECTOR. Weather fair. Wind South. Day proved quiet, and a number of parties sent up to clear up battle-field. Wounded all taken out, and dead sent back for burial. Relieved by 116th Battalion. Relief complete by 1.15 AM. Battalion move to billets in FOSSE 10. Operation Order No. 180 for relief by 116th Battalion. Report on Operation attached. Temporary Defence Scheme Attached. 
Death*He died on 21 August 1917 at age 23. 
Burial*He was buried in Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Fact 1*Oscar Raymond Brethour is remembered on Page 207 of the First World War Book of Remembrance in the Peace Tower, Ottawa, Canada.

Pearl Brethour

F, b. 1915, d. 2001
FatherMichael Brethour b. 1865, d. 27 Mar 1927
MotherMaggie Maud Hunt b. 7 Feb 1885, d. 11 Jan 1919
Relationships5th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited20 Jul 2017
Birth*Pearl Brethour was born in 1915. 
She was the daughter of Michael Brethour and Maggie Maud Hunt
(Witness) CensusPearl Brethour appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Michael Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Married NameHer married name was Brine. 
Marriage*Pearl Brethour married Oscar Rufus Brine
Death*Pearl Brethour died in 2001. 

Family

Oscar Rufus Brine b. 10 April 1900

Percy Brethour

M, b. 7 September 1881, d. 1959
FatherJohn Brethour b. 1 May 1847, d. 15 Jul 1931
MotherSarah Shier b. 17 May 1852, d. 1914
Relationships4th great-grandson of Hans Adam Scheier
5th cousin 2 times removed of Roger Allan Shier
5th cousin 2 times removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of William Shier (1815 - 1890) and Elizabeth White
Descendants of Henry Shier 1777 - 1830 and Mary Corneil 1771 - 1861
Last Edited7 Feb 2015
(Witness) CensusPercy Brethour appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of John Brethour in Georgina Twp., York County, Ontario, Canada
Birth*Percy Brethour was born on 7 September 1881 in Ontario, Canada
He was the son of John Brethour and Sarah Shier
(Witness) CensusPercy Brethour appeared on the census of 1891 in the household of John Brethour in Carleton, Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
(Witness) CensusPercy Brethour appeared on the census of 1901 in the household of John Brethour in Lisgar, Manitoba, Canada
Death*Percy Brethour died in 1959. 
Burial*He was buried in Findlater Cemetery, Findlater, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo: mebloggins
FindaGrave

Phoebe Brethour

F, b. 1917, d. 1983
FatherMichael Brethour b. 1865, d. 27 Mar 1927
MotherMaggie Maud Hunt b. 7 Feb 1885, d. 11 Jan 1919
Relationships5th great-granddaughter of Hans Adam Scheier
2nd cousin 1 time removed of Roger Allan Shier
6th cousin 1 time removed of Keith Reginald Shier
ChartsDescendants of Richard Shier (1796 - 1877) and Catherine Shier
Last Edited20 Jul 2017
Name Variation Phoebe Brethour was also known as Frebis Brethour. 
Birth*She was born in 1917. 
She was the daughter of Michael Brethour and Maggie Maud Hunt
(Witness) CensusPhoebe Brethour appeared on the census of 1921 in the household of Michael Brethour in Blanshard Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada
Death*Phoebe Brethour died in 1983.