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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
Albert P.
Soldier Last Name
Ableson
Rank
Private
Accession Number
WW2_A_001
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
21 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
21.5 cm (W) X 16.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Date of Publication
1946
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - 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.
Storage Location
WW2 - SIC Box 1
Name Access
Ableson, Albert Preston
Ableson, Gladys
Ableson, Gordon L.
McCormick, Frank William
McCormick, Annie M.
Wake, George Edward
Wake, Dorothy I.
Purkis, Stanley A.
Purkis, Hester A.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of birth]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Ableson, Albert P. See also Ableson, Gordon L. Albert Abelson August 21, 1940 Private Albert P. Ableson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ableson, 15 McKenzie street. He enlisted June 15 and is attached to H.Q. company. He was born in Galt, April 21, 1920, and attended Central School. Private Ableson was spinner before enlisting. He had four uncles serving in the first Great War. Pte. Ableson attended the Presbyterian church. December 2, 1945 District men mentioned in dispatches include: Lance-Sgt. William Frank McCormick, 29, Royal Canadian Corps of signals, son of Mrs. Annie M. McCormick, 23 Arthur St. Elmira. Sgt. George Edward Wake, 34, Royal Canadian Engineers, husband of Mrs. Dorothy I. Wake of Hespeler. Pte. Albert Preston Ableson, 24, Canadian Infantry Corps, son of Mrs. Gladys Ableson, Galt. Lance-Sgt. Stanley A. Purkis, 25, Royal Canadian Artillery, son of Mrs. Hester A. Purkis, Preston.
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Date Range
1939 - 1946
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
Gordon L.
Soldier Last Name
Ableson
Rank
Stoker
Regiment
Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve
Accession Number
WW2_A_002
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
21 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
21.5 cm (W) X 16.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1939 - 1946
1946
Date of Publication
1946
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - 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.
Storage Location
WW2 - SIC box 1
Name Access
Ableson, Gordon L.
Ableson, Albert P.
Ableson, Albert.
Ableson, Albert (Mrs.)
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR)
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of birth]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Ableson, Gordon L. Gordon L. Ableson August 1943 Gordon L. Ableson is a stoker 1st class with the R.C.N.V.R., having enlisted in April this year. Stoker Ableson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. ALbert Ableson, McKenzie Street Galt. He was born in Galt 18 years ago and received his education at Central School and at the Galt Collegiate. Before enlisting he was an apprentice at the Babcock-Wilcox and Goldie- McCulloch Co. He is a member of the First Presbyterian church. His brother, Albert, is overseas with the H.L.I. of C. Four Uncles served in the First Great War.
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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
G.
Soldier Last Name
Adams
Accession Number
WW2_A_005
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
21 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
21.5 cm (W) X 16.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Date of Publication
1946
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - 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.
Storage Location
WW2 - SIC box 1
Name Access
Adams, G.
Dolson, H.
Jardine, L.
Stark, J.
McCreadie, W.
Wilson, A.
Hodgson, W.
Brown, A.
Jardine, H.
Cassidy, J.
Collins, D.
Renwick, R.
Wylie, W.
Hoskins, T.
Bewsher, W.
Wells, R.
Lawrence, A.
Skipper, J.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Veterans Guard of Canada
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Adams, G Galt Men in Veterans Guard November 2, 1940 The nineteen members of the Veterans Guard of Canada who are shown in this picture are Galt men who saw service in the last war and are again on duty. They are stationed at Windsor. LEFT to RIGHT, front row: H. Dolson, L. Jardine, J. Stark, W. McCreadie and A. Wislon; second row: W. Hodgson, A. Brown, H. Jardine, J. Cassidy, D. Collins, R. Renwick and W. Wylie; back row: T. Hoskins, G. Adams, W. Bewsher, R. Wells, A. Walton, A. Lawrence and J. Skipper.
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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
Archie
Soldier Last Name
Agnew
Rank
Sergeant
Regiment
Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment
Accession Number
WW2_A_010
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
21 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
21.5 cm (W) X 16.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Date of Publication
1946
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - 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.
Storage Location
World War Two - SIC box 1
Name Access
Agnew, Achie
Angew, James
Agnew, James (brother).
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Place
Kilbirnie, Scotland, United Kingdom [Place of Birth]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Kilbirnie, Scotland
Galt, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Agnew, Archie Oct. 4, 1944 Rescued Canucks-- Cpl. Archie Agnew, son of James Agnew, Water St. S., was among a dozen members of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment who rescued a company of another Canadian regiment who were being overwhelmed by German suicidal paratroopers in Italy. According to a war correspondent the "Hasty P's" rescue party... "dealt the Germans a smashing blow, inflicting heavy casualties, including 26 prisoners of the kind who don't usually surrender. They also captured one 75 mm. gun, a self-propelled gun, two 30-cwt. vehicles, a half track and machine guns." Cpl. Agnew was wounded in action last January but has been back in action for a considerable time. Sgt. Archie Agnew dies of wounds received in Italy Feb. 2, 1945 Sgt. Archibald Agnew, 25, died January 27 as the result of wounds received in action, was the sad news received today by his father, James Agnew, 26 Water St. S. Sgt. Agnew was wounded in action last January. The message received today was the first information Mr. Agnew has received that his son has been wounded a second time. Enlisting October 2, 1939, Sgt. Agnew arrived overseas in the fall of 1941. Sent to the Mediterranean theatre of war soon after it opened, he has seen a lot of action in Italy with the Canadian Infantry Corps. Last October a war correspondent wrote that Sgt. Agnew was one of a dozen infantrymen who has rescued a company of a Canadian regiment from being overwhelmed by German suicidal paratroopers in Italy. Born Decmeber 10, 1919, at Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, Sgt. Agnew came to Canada with his parents at the age of nine. He attended Central School and was employed at Galt Creamery before enlisting. Surviving are his father and one brother, James, of Toronto. Another brother, John, was with the Canadian Army during the First Great War and while training in Canada he was killed in an automobile accident in Toronto.
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Anderson, T.R. "Shorty"

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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
T.R. "Shorty"
Soldier Last Name
Anderson
Rank
Corporal
Regiment
24th Field Ambulance, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
Accession Number
WW2_A_046
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
Anderson, T.R. "Shorty"
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
24th Field Ambulance, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
Place
Donegal [Hometown]
Galt [Residence]
Geographic Access
Donegal, Ireland
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Anderson, T.R. See also Aksim, Victor E. [clipping] 5 Oct 1940 T.R. Anderson [image] Corporal T.R. (Shorty) Anderson enlisted on July 25, 1940, with the 24th Field Ambulance, R.C.A.M.C. Before going on active service he was a baker at Polly Perkins. Cpl. Anderson was born at Donegal, Ont., and he received his schooling in Atwood. He is stationed at Listowel, Bennett Barracks, where he is the first cook in the Officers' Mess. Cpl. Anderson lived in Galt a couple of years and is well known in Preston. He goes by the nickname of "Shorty." His wife and four daughters are living at 19 Kerr street. Photo Contributed.
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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
Paul F.
Soldier Last Name
Andrews
Rank
Private
Regiment
Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_A_048
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
Andrews, Paul F.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Galt
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Andrews, Paul F. See also Andrews, Stephen [clipping] 31 Mar 1945 Pte. P.F. Andrews Injured in Action on Western Front [image] Word was received yesterday by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Andrews, Galt, that their son, Pte. Paul F. Andrews, 24, had been injured in action while serving with the H.L.I. of C. in Germany. The official message from the department of records at Ottawa said the nature and extent of injuries was not yet available. The message indicated that Pte Andrews was in hospital. Pte. Andrews enlisted with the H.L.I. of C. in June, 1941. Before enlisting he was employed at P.W. Gardiner and Son Ltd. He attended St. Mary's R.C. school.
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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
Stephen
Soldier Last Name
Andrews
Rank
Private
Regiment
Irish Regiment of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_A_049
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
Andrews, Stephen
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Irish Regiment of Canada
Place
Galt
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Andrews, Stephen [clipping] Galt, April 1943 Stephen Andrews Pte. Stephen J. Andrews, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Andrews, R.R. !, Galt, joined the Irish Regiment of Canada in April last year. He is now overseas and has joined his older brother Paul who has been in England for two years. Before enlisting Pte. Andrews was an employee of Shurly-Dietrich-Atkins Co. He is 19 years of age and is Roman Catholic in religion. [clipping] 7 May 1945 Stephen Andrews Reported Missing As the signals for Victory over Germany sounded in Galt, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Andrews, Galt-Hamilton highway, read a message from the Director of Records which said their son, Cpl. Stephen J. Andrews, 22, had been officially reported missing in action on April 28. No other information was given. He was serving in Germany with the Irish regiment. Going overseas three years ago, Cpl. Andrews went through a great deal of the Italian campaign without a scratch and then moved to the Western Front when other Canadian troops were transferred there. He was to have been married next month in England, his family related. Last Friday a letter was received from another son, Paul, who related that he had recovered from wounds and was back in the lines again. Besides his parents and his brother Paul, Cpl. Stephen Andrews has three other brothers, Joe, George and Frank, all at home; a step-brother, John, in Guelph; and three sisters, Mrs. J. Kodman, and Mary, at home and Mrs. B. Teres, of Guelph. [clipping] 14 May, 1945 Cpl. Stephen Andrews Freed From German Prison on V-E Day Previously reported missing, Cpl. Stephen Andrews was taken prisoner on April 28 and was released in Germany on V-E Day. This was the good news received Sunday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Andrews, Galt-Hamilton highway. V-E Day will be long remembered by the Andrews family. It was a sad morning for the because while the bells and whistles were signaling victory over Germany they read the message which reported their son was missing. When the message arrived yesterday and told them he had been a prisoner and had been freed on V-E Day, they realized that while they were reading in Galt that he wa missing, he was actually being released by Allied forces from a prison camp.
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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
James E.
Soldier Last Name
Ashley
Rank
Private
Regiment
Royal Hamilton Light Infantry
Accession Number
WW2_A_075
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
Ashley, James E.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Hamilton Light Infantry
Place
Galt [Residence]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Ashley, James [image]10 Feb 1940 [clipping]n.d. James Edward Ashley is in uniform again. He was with the 20th Hussars Imperial Army during the last war and now he is with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, C.A.S.F. Pte. Ashley enlisted Sept. 16, 1939. A native of Cheshire, England, he has resided in Galt for 11 years. He was employed at the Stauffer-Dobbie plant until four years ago when he went to Queen's Park for the provincial government. Pte. Ashley attended Trinity Anglican church, he was a member of Trinity Men's Club and was one of the charter members of the Imperial Veterans' organization in Galt. Four brothers served in the last war. (Regimental No. B-36, 985.)
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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
Herbert
Soldier Last Name
Atkinson
Rank
Engine Room Artificer
Regiment
Royal Canadian Navy
Accession Number
WW2_A_080
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
Atkinson, Herbert
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Navy
Place
Galt
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Atkinson, Herbert [clipping] 1943 [image] Herbert Atkinson [clipping] Herbert Atkinson November 1943 Herbert A. Atkinson, engine room artificer, has been serving with the R.C.N.V.R. since April. His wife resides in Hespeler and his mother in Galt. E.R.A. Atkinson went to Central school and collegiate and was working at B. W. and G. M. when he enlisted. He is a member of Central Presbyterian church.
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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
Lloyd
Soldier Last Name
Attwater
Rank
Sergeant
Regiment
Scots Fusiliers of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_A_082
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
Attwater, Lloyd
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Scots Fusiliers of Canada
Place
Galt [Hometown]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Attwater, Lloyd [clipping] 1 May 1942 Lloyd Attwater Sgt. Lloyd G. Attwater, whose wife and daughter live at 12 Hobson street, is on active service with the Scots Fusiliers. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. George Attwater, Blenheim Rd. Before going to the Fusiliers on April 9, 1942, he was a sergeant with the H.L.I. of C. (R). Born in Galt, Nov. 25, 1915, he attended public school and the Galt Collegiate and before enlisting he was employed at the Galt Art Metal plant as a welder. Several uncles served in the First Great War. His religious denomination is Anglican.
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