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Baird, Alexander Galt

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Part Of
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 two red slashes.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_026
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 two red slashes.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Baird, Alexander Galt
Baird, Alex (Mrs.)
Baird, Jean M.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
71st Battalion
Royal Air Force
10th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery
Place
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Somme, Champagne-Ardenne, France [Place of military service]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
London, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Hespeler, Ontario
Somme, Champagne-Ardenne, France
France
London, Ontario
Galt, Ontario
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
Baird, Alexander Galt Cadet. Enlisted October 2, 1915 at London with 71st Infantry Battalion. He transferred to 10th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery for service in France and then for commission in Royal Air Force. Presbyterian. Born at Galt, October 10, 1897 and educated at the Public School and Collegiate Institute of Galt. Unmarried. He was discharged February 6, 1919 and lives in Hespeler with his mother, Mrs. Alex Baird, Drawer M, Hespeler. He served overseas from April 11, 1916 to January 10, 1919. He was wounded at the Somme on November 18, 1916 and at Hill 70 on August 16, 1917. Jean M. Baird, Drawer M, Hespeler, Ontario.
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Part Of
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
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_P_013
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
Parker, William John
Parker, Margaret A.
Parker, Thomas Wilbur
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
111th Battalion
10th Battalion British Expeditionary Force
Place
Lens, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of death]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
England, England, United Kingdom [Place of military training]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of education]
Fergus, Ontario, Canada [Place of birth]
Preston, Ontario, Canada [Place of education]
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Geographic Access
Lens, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
France
England
Galt, Ontario
Fergus, Ontario
Preston, Ontario
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
If you would like to obtain a digital or print copy of this image, please see KPL's Photographic Reproduction Policy at http://www.kpl.org/localhistory/photographs
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Parker, William John Signaller. Enlisted April 5, 1916 with 111st South Waterloo Battalion and transferred to 10th Battalion B.E.F. Methodist. Born in Fergus Dec. 21, 1893 educated at Preston School and at Galt Collegiate Institute. Single. He was in England from October 1916 to May 1917 studying to be a signaler. He went to France in May and was in action until he was killed August 15, 1917 at Hill 70. As he was going back to the communication trench he was hit in the neck and side by shrapnel and the wound proved fatal. His next of kin is Margaret A.Parker, Preston, Ontario. In two days' fighting previous to his death he kept up communications so well during the hard fighting that his superior officer recommended him for bravery. Thomas Wilbur Parker, Duke St., Preston, Ontario
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