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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 cross and a red slash.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_137
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 cross and a red slash.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Birley, Cecil George
Birley, Kathleen
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
75th Battalion
84th Battalion
Place
Bramshot, England, United Kingdom [Place of death and burial]
Somme, Centre, France [Place of military service and wounding]
Alexander, Manitoba, Canada [Birthplace]
England, England, United Kingdom [Place of military service]
Ayr, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Bramshot, England
Somme, Centre, France
Alexander, Manitoba
England
Ayr, 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
Birley, Cecil George Private. Enlisted August 28, 1915 with 84th Infantry Battalion and transferred to 75th Battalion. Presbyterian. Born at Alexander, Manitoba June 8, 1892. Educated at Grand View, Tranquility and Paris Plains North Public Schools. Moved to Waterloo County with his parents in 1912. Unmarried. His mother is Mrs. Kathleen Birley, R.R.3 Ayr, Ontario. He left Canada with 84th Battalion June 12, 1916 and after two days' leave in England he was put in training for scout and sniper with 75th Battalion. He went to France about August 1, 1916. Wounded in action at Somme August 31, 1916 with machine gun bullet through spine. Died September 17, 1916 in Frencham Hospital, Bramshott, England.
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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 included a photograph and a red cross.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_126
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. Card also included a photograph and a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Clement, David Ward
Clement, E. P. (Mr.)
Clement, E. P. (Mrs.)
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Imperial Forces
5th Royal Highlanders
42nd Royal Highlanders
Place
Borden, Ontario, Canada [Place of military training]
London, Ontario, Canada [Place of military training]
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada [Place of education and enlistment]
Aire-sur-la-Lys, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of burial]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service and death]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of education]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of birth and education]
Geographic Access
Borden, Ontario
London, Ontario
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Aire-sur-la-Lys, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
France
Toronto, Ontario
Kitchener, 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
Clement, David Ward Aviation Gunner. Enlisted with 118th Battalion of North Waterloo as a private. He went with his Battalion to London, to Camp Borden and back again to London. He transferred to 5th Royal Highlanders of Montreal. After service in France he transferred again to 42nd Highlanders and last to the Imperial Aviation Corps. Methodist. He was born in Kitchener, September 2, 1897 and educated at the Public Schools of Kitchener and the Collegiate Institute of Kitchener and Waterloo. Also at St. Andrew's College, Toronto. He went overseas December 1916 and to France in February 1917. He served there with 42nd Highlanders until July 1917 when he entered the Imperial Aviation corps and qualified as Aviation Gunner and Observer. He was killed on Sunday, December 2, 1917 in a collision of flying machines in France. He was buried at Aire, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Clement, 51 Benton Street, Kitchener.
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