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Date Range
1939 - 1946
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
  1 document
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Item
Soldier First Name
William
Soldier Last Name
Davidson
Rank
Sapper
Regiment
3rd Field Park Company, Royal Canadian Engineers
Accession Number
WW2_D_036
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Davidson, William
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
3rd Field Park Company, Royal Canadian Engineers
Place
Waterloo
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
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Detenbeck, W.A. "Bill"

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
W.A. "Bill"
Soldier Last Name
Detenbeck
Rank
Lieutenant
Regiment
1st Canadian Army Signals
Accession Number
WW2_D_099
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Detenbeck, W.A. "Bill"
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
1st Canadian Army Signals
Place
Waterloo
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Access Restriction
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Detenbeck, W.A. "Bill" [clipping] 3 Oct 1944 Twin City Officer Honored By Visit From His Mejesty Lieut. W. A. (Bill) Detenbeck, with the 1st Canadian Army Signals in Belgium, has had the honor of entertaining His Majesty the king in his office. He writes his parents Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Detenbeck, 79 Euclid Ave. Waterloo, about the memorable event. "This letter was an absolute necessity in view of the remarkable happening of yesterday. For despite the fact that it was Friday the 13th, it was quite a fortune day... "Yesterday I was on duty as signalmaters, and who do you think walked into my signal office? The King. Yes, King George VI. It wasn't quite as casual as all that. We had been forewarned that an important personage was visiting us, but were under the impression it was 'Monty.' What an event. "The King looked around and said, 'I suppose you can talk to Berlin from here.' Field Marshal Montgomery said, 'Let's call up Hitler.' Both laughed. "He looked like a king, too, said Lieut. Detenbeck. "Handsome, well-tailored battle dress, field marshal's insignia and a forage cap - really smart. He was in our area for quite some time, and we had lots of opportunity to see him." The officer wrote his parents he had moved from a hotel to a flat on the sixth and top floor of a modern apartment building, with an elevator. The officesr have their dining room and lounge on the third floor. "There is quite a night lift here too," he added, night clubs, dance bands, etc., but it doesn't pay to be out too late at night. There are still lots of Jerries or their sympathizers lurking about." [image] Graduate of Officers, Training Central, Brookside, Nov 9 1942, W.A. Detenbeck [photograph]
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Date Range
1939 - 1946
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Earl
Soldier Last Name
Dietrich
Rank
Private
Regiment
Royal Canadian Army
Accession Number
WW2_D_120
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Dietrich, Earl
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Army
Place
Waterloo
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
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Date Range
1939 - 1946
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Joseph
Soldier Last Name
Doerner
Rank
Stoker
Regiment
Royal Canadian Navy
Accession Number
WW2_D_139
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Doerner, Joseph
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Navy
Place
Waterloo [Residence]
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
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Date Range
1939 - 1946
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
David
Soldier Last Name
Dooley
Rank
Lieutenant
Regiment
Perth Regiment
Accession Number
WW2_D_158
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Dooley, David
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Perth Regiment
Place
Waterloo
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
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Date Range
1939 - 1946
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
E.H.
Soldier Last Name
Dorland
Rank
n/a
Regiment
n/a
Accession Number
WW2_D_163
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Dorland, E.H.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
n/a
Place
Waterloo [Residence]
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
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Date Range
1939 - 1946
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Hugo H.
Soldier Last Name
Dotzenroth
Rank
Sergeant Pilot
Regiment
Royal Canadian Air Force
Accession Number
WW2_D_167
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Dotzenroth, Hugo H.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Air Force
Place
Montreal [Hometown]
Waterloo [Residence]
Geographic Access
Montréal, Quebec
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
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Date Range
1939 - 1946
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Paul
Soldier Last Name
Dotzenroth
Rank
n/a
Regiment
n/a
Accession Number
WW2_D_168
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Dotzenroth, Paul
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
n/a
Place
Waterloo
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
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Date Range
1939 - 1946
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
  2 documents
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Gerald J.
Soldier Last Name
Dorscht
Rank
Private
Regiment
Royal Canadian Engineers
Accession Number
WW2_D_010_D1
WW2_D_010_D2
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Dorscht, Gerald J.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Engineers
Place
Bamberg [Hometown]
Waterloo [Residence]
Geographic Access
Bamberg, Ontario
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
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Dorscht, Gerald J. [image] 21 Oct 1944 [clipping] Rifleman Dorscht Rifleman Gerald J. Dorscht was killed in action on Oct. 11, his parents have been informed. He was serving in France. The 21-year-old soldier first offered his services on May 8, 1941, with the Royal Canadian Engineers, but was considered too young. He re-enlisted on Dec. 17, 1942, this time as an infantryman. Prior to joining the army he was employed at the Sunshine Waterloo Co. Ltd. Rifleman Dorscht had been overseas five months, before he gave his life for his country. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his sister Marie and brother Hubert, both at home. Rifleman Dorscht's father is a veteran of three years' service in the First Great War, fighting in Belgium and France. [KDRIS] [N] Pte. Dorscht G. J. [HA] 156 Esson St. Waterloo, Ont. [CO] Sunshine Waterloo [PB] Bamberg [FME] [PR] Pte. [DE] 8th May 1941 [UE] R. C. E. [MS] Single [S] Gerald J. Dorscht
[photograph] Dorscht, Gerald J.
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Date Range
1939 - 1946
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Carl
Soldier Last Name
Doerner
Rank
Petty Officer
Regiment
Royal Canadian Navy
Accession Number
WW2_D_003_M1
WW2_D_003_M2
WW2_D_003_M3
WW2_D_003_M4
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Doerner, Carl
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Navy
Place
Waterloo [Residence]
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Access Restriction
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Doerner, Carl [image] 25 Feb 1944 BROTHERS REUNITED – Two brothers, Petty Officer Carl and Stoker Joseph Doerner, Waterloo, had this picture taken after their unique meeting in a theatre of an Eastern Canadian port. They had not seen each other for 13 months. [clipping] 25 Feb 1944 Apart 13 Months, Waterloo Brothers Meet in Theatre Petty Officer Carl Doerner Didn’t Know Stoker Joseph Was Stationed in Same Port “Hey Bud, how would you like to move over?” remarked a tar while attending a theatre in an Eastern Canadian port. “Sure,” came the answer from another sailor. The two stood up. They were about to pass when the soft flickering theatre light touched their faces. Then they were startled … and they had reason to be. It was the first time in 13 months that Carl and Joe Doerner of Waterloo had seen each other. Telling of the incident today, Joe, 18, and the younger of the two brothers, said: “Boy, were we surprised. It is needless to say the picture had little interest for us from then on.” HONOR OCCASION The two youths are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Doerner, 129 Francis Street, Waterloo. Neither had any idea the other was in that area and oddly enough, Carl was spending the last few hours of a leave before putting to sea again. Asked what their first reactions were after the surprise meeting, Joe said, “We just started to talk about home … and everything … then we honored the occasion in typical naval fashion.” But according to the younger Doerner another chapter to this startling episode followed. “While we were still in the theatre along came another sailor. He turned out to be Petty Officer Edwin Vagey from the old home town. Neither of us had seen him in ages.” Later the two brothers decided to mark this chance meeting in a lasting way. They hurried to a photographer’s before Carl’s leave expired and had a picture taken. A
Doerner, Carl [clipping continued] 25 Feb 1944 copy was sent to their parents and appears on this page. HASN’T CROSSED OCEAN Joe hasn’t been in the Royal Canadian Navy for a year and, although he has served on practically every type of vessel, he has not made an ocean crossing. He was on trial-run ships before they were assigned to convoys. However, this job has now ended for him and when returning to duty he expects to see some action. “I sure am anxious to get back and across,” he said. Joe is a stocker, first class, and thinks the navy is “swell.” Asked if he looked forward to returning to civilian life, the youth replied, “No sir. The R.C.N.V.R. sure makes a man out of a fellow. I am going to try and remain with it when the war is over.” Carl, 24, has been in the navy nearly three years and is a petty officer. According to Joe, he has practically sailed “the seven seas” and has seen plenty of action, especially against aircraft. One of his last trips carried him to the Mediterranean. Both boys attended St. Louis School in Waterloo. Before enlisting Joe was employed at Dominion Electrohome Industries Ltd., and Carl at the Sehl Engineering Co. [photograph] [KDRIS] [N] Carl Doerner [HA] 129 Fisher St Waterloo [CO] Machinist [PB] Cheko [FME] 2 ½ months in army [PR] Ordinary Seaman [DE] Nov 1st 1941 [UE] Navy [MS] Single [S] Carl Doerner
Doerner, Carl [clipping] Oil and a litter of uniforms, stores and other debris that boiled up from the sea told of the death of a German submarine and of the successful teamwork of the Canadian destroyers, H.M.C.S. “OTTAWA” and H.M.C.S. “KOOTENAY”, and the British corvette, H.M.S. “STATICE” The crew of “OTTAWA” have since returned to Canada on leave. The action was a measure of revenge for “OTTAWA”, for the first Canadian destroyer of that name was torpedoed off Newfoundland in 1942. Here are some of the HAMILTON and WESTERN ONTARIO ratings who were serving aboard “OTTAWA” during her recent operations. From left to right are: (Front row) Telegraphist Eugene Mitchell, RCNVR, SIMCOE; Telegraphist John Sprout, RCNVR, HAMILTON; Engine Room Artificer Leonard Smart, RCNVR, NIAGARA FALLS; Engine Room Artificer William Crompton, RCNVR, GALT; Engine Room Artificer Carl Doerner, RCNVR, KITCHENER; Stoker Ron Eccles, RCNVR, WELLAND; Leading Stoker William Sunderland, RCNVR, FRIUTLAND. (Middle row) Telegraphist Paul Betz, RCNVR, Able Seaman Tommy Graham, RCNR, both of HAMILTON; Leading Seaman Albert Munday, RCNR, GODERICH; Leading Signalman Art Greenough RCNVR, HAMILTON; Able Seaman George Skerritt, RCNVR, MORRISTON; Able Seaman John Zeller, RCNVR, GUELPH. (Back row) Leading Seaman Chester Cameron, RCNR, PORT COLBORNE; Stoker Allen McDonald, RCNVR, PARIS and Stoker Douglas Mearns, RCNVR, NIAGARA Falls
Doerner, Carl [photograph] [Carl Doerner included in photograph with others; see WW2_D_003_M3 for list of names]
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