2nd Lt. Wilfred Henry Ernest Labatt, W Yorks Regt

1897 Nov 20. Born Wharfdale, Yorkshire

1898 Jan 9 Baptised

1901 census at 1, Oxford Villas, Guiseley

1911 census at Clan Y Son Ilkley Yorkshire England (as on MIC)

1916 Mar 2 Enlisted

1917 Nov 29 Gazetted 2nd Lt in W Yorks Regt

1918 Jun 1. The undermentioned are granted temp, commns. as 2nd Lts., Observer. Officers: — W. H. E. Labatt (temp. 2nd Lt., W. York. R,).

1918 Jul 22 Missing, POW. With RAF at this time

1918 Dec 13 Repatriated

1919 Apr 9. Transferred to unemployed list. 2nd Lt. W. H. E. Labatt.

1920 Oct 8. Joined ADRIC with service no 678. Posted J Coy.

1921 Jun 12 to 25 Jan on Leave

1921 May 28 Posted to E Coy.

Fined £1 by Coy Commander

1921 Jun 23. "Permitted to resign on disciplinary grounds"

1922 Mar 29. Joined British Gendarmerie section of Palestine Police.

1922 Apr 4. Resigned from British Gendarmerie shortly after being attested so did not make it to Palestine.

1922 Sep 2. Short Service commissions in the rank stated, with effect from, and with seniority of, the date indicated: — Pilot Officers on probation. Wilfrid Henry Ernest Labatt.

1922 Nov 8. The short service commissions of the undermentioned Pilot Officers are terminated on cessation of duty: — Wilfrid Henry Ernest Labatt.

23 Sep 1923 Sentenced to one months hard labour for false pretences

1923 Dec 22. Seamans Card fo SS Bronte

1924 Mar 19. Assistant Steward on Bronte arrives in New Orleans

1924 Jul 8. A Seaman's Card

1927 Mar 18. Leaves UK for Canada His occupation is "farming". His UK address is Clan-y-Don, Ilkley (same on MIC), and he travels alone. He is currently a "commercial traveller"

1929 Oct Serving with :Lord Stratheona's Horse in Canada

1940 Aug 20. A veteran of the Royal Flying Corps in the last Great War, Wilfred Henry Ernest Labatt, aged 45, of 316 Sixth avenue west, died in hospital in Calgary, Tuesday night, after a long illness. He was born in Ilkley, Yorkshire, England, and served as an observer in the R.A.F. from 1915 to 1918. From 1928 to 1931 he was a member of "B" squadron of Lord Strathcona Horse (R.C.) in the permanent force. Surviving are his parents in Ilkley, England. Ven. Archdeacon C. Swanson, D.D., will officiate at funeral services at the Jacques funeral home on Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Interment will follow in the Field of Honor, Burnsland cemetery. The Calgary Herald, Wednesday, August 21, 1940