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Bissett, John McKessor

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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1919-1921
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
  1 document
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_145
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
20.6 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
30.7 cm (W) X 25.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Bissett, John McKessor
Bissett, Nellie
Bissett, John MacKeeson
Bissett, John MacKessor
Bissett, James Macdonnell
Bissett, Edith Minerva
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
34th Battalion
1st Battalion
Place
Cerisy, Picardie, France [Place of burial]
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Amiens, Picardie, France [Place of death]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence and enlistment]
Geographic Access
Cerisy, Picardie, France
Aberdeen, Scotland
Amiens, Picardie, France
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Bissett, John McKessor (also spelled MacKessor) Private. Service Number: 402255 Private John McKessor Bissett was born on July 8, 1892 in Aberdeen, Scotland. He enlisted at Berlin, Ontario on January 30, 1915, at age 22. His occupation was stone cutter. He was the son of James Macdonnell Bissett and Nellie Bissett, and the husband of Edith Minerva Bissett, of Bridgeport, Ontario. He was killed in action on August 17, 1918. Additional information about this soldier can be found in the Grace Schmidt Room of Local History.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Bisset, John McKessor Private. Belonged to 1st Canadian Battalion (formerly of the 34th). He was killed in action at Amiens August 17, 1918 at the age of twenty-six. Buried in Beaufort Cemetery, France. He lived in Kitchener. He was born in U.S.A. His next of kin is Mrs. Nellie Bissett, 8 Dill St., Kitchener or 146 Peter St.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Date Range
1919-1921
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
  1 document
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_217
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Crichton, Robert
Gordon, Lily
Crichton, Jane
Crichton, William
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
50th Battalion
Place
Branchton, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Liévin, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of death]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Branchton, Ontario
Liévin, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Galt, Ontario
Aberdeen, Scotland
Notes
Private Robert Crichton was born on Sept. 22nd 1888, in Aberdeen, Scotland. Before coming to Canada, he served with the Gordon Highlanders in Scotland. He came to Canada in March 1911, arriving at New Brunswick. He moved to Branchton in Feb. 1913, and was married to Lily Gordon on April 6th, 1913 in Waterloo. He was Presbyterian. He enlisted Sept. 15th 1915 at Galt. He served in the 50th Battalion and was killed in action on May 11th, 1917. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial in France. His next of kin are Jane Crichton (mother) and Robert Crichton (father). His brother, William Crichton, was also killed in action.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Crichton, Robert Private. His home was in Branchton, Ontario. He was killed in action.
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Date Range
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Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_218
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Crichton, William
Crichton, Jane
Crichton, Robert
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Place
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Branchton, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Estrée-Cauchy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of death]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Geographic Access
Aberdeen, Scotland
Branchton, Ontario
Estrée-Cauchy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Galt, Ontario
Notes
Private William Chrichton was born on Sept. 18th 1895, in Aberdeen, Scotland. His home was in Branchton, Ontario. He was Presbyterian. He enlisted on Sept. 15th at Galt, and served in the 44th Battalion. He took part in the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of the Ancre. He was killed in action on Jan. 2nd 1917, around Estree-Cauchie in France when an enemy shell hit the dugout that he was in. He has no known grave but he is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial in France. His next of kin are Jane Crichton (mother) and Robert Crichton (father). His brother, Robert Crichton, was also killed in action.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Crichton, William Private. His home was in Branchton, Ontario. He was killed in action.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_109
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - Kitchener Public Library
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Clarke, John William
Clarke, Martha (nee Bowler)
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
Salvation Army
World War One, 1914-1918
C. Turnbull Company Limited (Galt, Ont.)
111th Battalion
Place
Almonte, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada [Place of residence]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence and burial]
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Almonte, Ontario
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Galt, Ontario
Nottingham, England
Notes
John William Clarke was born in Nottingham, England April 11, 1870. He immigrated to Canada when he was 28 years of age, first spending two years in Sherbrooke, Quebec and one year in Almonte before coming to Galt and residing at 87 Bond Street. John was employed as a knitter at the C. Turnbull Company up until the time he enlisted into the 111th Battalion. He was married to Martha (nee Bowler), born 1869, died 1946. John enlisted Jan 10th 1916 at the age of 45. He is described as fair complexion, 120 pounds, brown hair and eyes with no distinctive marks and chest size 34/37 inches. His occupation was stated at knitter and his religion Salvation Army. Regimental number 730341. John served with the 111th (South Waterloo) overseas battalion C.E.F. (Canadian Expeditionary Force) serving as bandsman. He embarked from Halifax Sept 27, 1916 from Halifax aboard the Tuscania. After going overseas he was transferred into forestry corps as a corporal. When John returned he was employed at McCaskey Systems Ltd for approx 6 months before returning to C. Turnbull Company working as a knitter until the time as his death. John spent three years with the Loughboro Volt band, was a member of the Salvation Army band, and belonged to I.O.O.F. of Almonte and the L.O.L. of Galt. After a brief six week illness John died in his home Aug 17, 1933 in his 64th year, and was buried at Mountview Cemetery, Galt, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Clarke, John William. Private. Enlisted with the 111th Battalion at Galt, January 10, 1916. He was born in England and his next of kin is Mrs. Martha Clarke, 87 Bond St., Galt. Since his return he lives at 87 Bond St., Galt.
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