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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_C_008
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
Callan, Edward
Callan, Thomas
Callan, Frederick
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
29th Highland Light Infantry Battalion
Place
England, England, United Kingdom [Place of birth]
Vimy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of memorial]
Armentières, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of death and burial]
Preston, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Geographic Access
England
Vimy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Armentières, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Preston, Ontario
Galt, Ontario
Notes
Private Edward Callan was the first soldier from Waterloo County to die in World War One on February 20, 1915. He died at Armentieres, near the Belgium border. Pte. Callan was shot about a dozen hours after reaching the Rue De Bois trench. He was buried at the trench, but his grave location was lost by the army. He was 26 years of age at the time of his death. His name is on the Vimy Memorial in France. Private Callan had served nine years in the British Royal Marines prior to his arrival in Canada in 1913. He had followed his older brothers, Thomas and Frederick Callan, to Canada and settled in Preston. Edward had worked as a carpenter with Water Department in Preston, prior to enlisting. He was single at the time of his death.
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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
Callan, Edward Private. Enlisted very early in the war with 29th Highland Light Infantry Battalion of Galt. His home was in Preston. He was killed in action in 1915. He enlisted with the 1st Division 1st Contingent in Sept, 1914. His next of kin in Canada are his brothers, Thomas Callan and Frederick Callan, 504 Stone Rd., Galt. Anglican.
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Lipps, Charles Gordon

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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.
  1 document
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_L_096
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 name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 3
Name Access
Lipps, Charles Gordon
Williams, (Mrs.)
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Place
City of London, England, United Kingdom [Place of military service and residence]
Alberta, Alberta, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Stratford, Ontario, Canada [Place of education]
Wellesley, Ontario, Canada [Place of birth and education]
Geographic Access
London, England
Alberta
Stratford, Ontario
Wellesley (Village), 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
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Lipps, Charles Gordon Private. Enlisted in the spring of 1918 with an Alberta Regiment. Number 3213684. Evangelical Association. Born at Wellesley, Ontario educated at Wellesley and at Stratford. Unmarried. He is now at Beaver Hut Camp, London, England and is doing office work for the army. His mother, Mrs. Williams, lives at Wellesley.
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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_R_045
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
9.8 cm (W) X 14 cm (H)
17.5 cm (W) X 22.7 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 4
Name Access
Reid, James H.
Callan, Nellie
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
1st Contingent
1st Division
Place
Armentières, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Preston, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Armentières, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Preston, Ontario
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
Reid, James H. Private. Enlisted in 1914 with the 1st Division, 1st Contingent. He was killed in action at Armentieres. His next of kin in Canada is Mrs. Nellie Callan, 504 Stone Rd., Galt. Anglican. He lived in Preston.
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Stauffer, Joseph Emmett

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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 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_S_248
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 5
Name Access
Stauffer, Joseph Erb
Ernst, (Miss.)
Stauffer, Joseph Emmett
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence and education]
Alberta, Alberta, Canada [Place of residence and employment]
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Alberta
Notes
Lieutenant Joseph Emmett Stauffer was the son of the late Benjamin and Mary Stauffer (nee Betzner). He was born on October 29, 1874. He was the husband of Emma Stauffer, of 621, 5th Avenue West, Calgary, Alberta. Stauffer was elected to the Alberta Legislature in 1909 for the Didsbury district. He was re-elected to a second term in office in the 1913 Alberta legislature, winning with a comfortable majority. Stauffer enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in March 1916 in Calgary, Alberta. He served overseas with the Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment) 50th Battalion. He kept his seat in the provincial legislature while he was overseas fighting in the war. On April 10, 1917 he was killed in action during the Battle of Vimy Ridge. According to his attestation paper, he was born in Nokesville, Virginia, USA and had been residing in Didsbury, Alberta. The information on the Commonwealth Graves Commission website names his parents as the late Benjamin and Mary (nee Betyner) Stauffer. His wife's place of residence was noted as Calgary, Alberta. The soldier card erroneously identifies him as Joseph Erb Stauffer.
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
Stauffer, Joseph Erb Lieutenant. A native of Waterloo Country and educated in the Kitchener Collegiate Institute. He married Miss Ernst of Kitchener and went west. He became a Member of Provincial Parliament for Alberta. Enlisted as a Private.
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