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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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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.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_031
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
Baker, Girtle Louis
Baker, John
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
World War One, 1914-1918
5th Company Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry
Place
Montréal, Quebec, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Limberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany [Place of internment and death]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
Souchez, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of burial]
Avion, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of capture]
Geographic Access
Montréal, Quebec
Hespeler, Ontario
Limberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
France
Souchez, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Avion, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Notes
Regiment number: 487385 He enlisted on December 3, 1915 at Montreal, Quebec. Baker was sent overseas with the 5th University Company and later joined the Princess Patricia's Light Infantry in the field on May 12, 1917. He was wounded and taken prisoner of war at Avion, July 3, 1917. He died in captivity on July 6, 1917. Private Girtle Louis Baker was the son of John and Frances Baker of Hespeler, Ontario. He was born on February 18, 1888 in Hespeler. He is buried in the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery in Souchez, France.
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
Baker, Girtle L. Private. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Baker of Hespeler. Methodist. He enlisted with 5th Company Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry and had been in France two and a half years when he died of wounds at Lemburg Prison Camp, Germany on July 6, 1917. He was twenty-nine years of age.
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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, a red star, a red slash, and a red cross.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_017
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, a red star, a red slash, and a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Campbell, John James
Campbell, John
Elliott, Helen
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
University of Toronto
World War One, 1914-1918
Military Cross
67th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery
British Expeditionary Force
Place
Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Le Sars, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of education (secondary)]
Avion, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Lens, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Arleux, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of post-secondary education and enlistment]
Ieper, Flanders, Belgium [Place of military service and death]
Burlington, Ontario, Canada [Place of employment]
North Dumfries, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Le Sars, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Galt, Ontario
Avion, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Lens, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Arleux, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Toronto, Ontario
Ieper, Flanders, Belgium
Burlington, Ontario
North Dumfries, Ontario
Notes
John James Campbell's service number was 337852.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Campbell, John James Lieutenant. Enlisted April 1916 with 67th University Battery. Took first draft of 50 from Toronto University Battery to England and was transferred to British Expeditionary Force (B.E.F.). Anglican. Born January 16, 1890 in North Dumfries on his father's farm. Educated at Riverside School and Galt Collegiate Institute. Graduated from the University of Toronto as Bachelor of Applied Science. Was in the employ of Chipman & Power at the time of enlistment putting in waterworks and sewage at Burlington. Unmarried. He was killed in action October 26, 1917 at Passchendaele after serving in eight battles - Regina French [sic], Oct. 1916; Vimy Ridge, Apr. 1917; Atleaux [sic], April 1917; Fesna, May 1917; La Coulotte, July 1917; Avien [sic], July 1917; Hill 70, August 1917; Passchendaele, Oct. 1917. Was slightly wounded Oct 21, 1917 but remained on duty. Awarded Military Cross October 25, 1917. He was out with two signallers, one was killed, the other wounded. He carried the wounded man over a mile of shell hole district on his back under heavy fire to a place of safety, although he himself was suffering from a wounded hand. His father, Mr. John Campbell, 42 Rose St., Galt, received his military cross last August. Helen Elliott, 27 Rose St., Galt.
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