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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.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_109
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 - Kitchener Public Library
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Clarke, John William
Clarke, Martha (nee Bowler)
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
Salvation Army
World War One, 1914-1918
C. Turnbull Company Limited (Galt, Ont.)
111th Battalion
Place
Almonte, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada [Place of residence]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence and burial]
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Almonte, Ontario
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Galt, Ontario
Nottingham, England
Notes
John William Clarke was born in Nottingham, England April 11, 1870. He immigrated to Canada when he was 28 years of age, first spending two years in Sherbrooke, Quebec and one year in Almonte before coming to Galt and residing at 87 Bond Street. John was employed as a knitter at the C. Turnbull Company up until the time he enlisted into the 111th Battalion. He was married to Martha (nee Bowler), born 1869, died 1946. John enlisted Jan 10th 1916 at the age of 45. He is described as fair complexion, 120 pounds, brown hair and eyes with no distinctive marks and chest size 34/37 inches. His occupation was stated at knitter and his religion Salvation Army. Regimental number 730341. John served with the 111th (South Waterloo) overseas battalion C.E.F. (Canadian Expeditionary Force) serving as bandsman. He embarked from Halifax Sept 27, 1916 from Halifax aboard the Tuscania. After going overseas he was transferred into forestry corps as a corporal. When John returned he was employed at McCaskey Systems Ltd for approx 6 months before returning to C. Turnbull Company working as a knitter until the time as his death. John spent three years with the Loughboro Volt band, was a member of the Salvation Army band, and belonged to I.O.O.F. of Almonte and the L.O.L. of Galt. After a brief six week illness John died in his home Aug 17, 1933 in his 64th year, and was buried at Mountview Cemetery, Galt, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Clarke, John William. Private. Enlisted with the 111th Battalion at Galt, January 10, 1916. He was born in England and his next of kin is Mrs. Martha Clarke, 87 Bond St., Galt. Since his return he lives at 87 Bond St., Galt.
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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 red slash.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_M_248
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 red slash.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 3
Name Access
Moore, James
Quirk, Mary
Murphy, Reta
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
71st Battalion
Soldiers -- Wounds and injuries
Roman Catholic
50th Battalion
Place
Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Acton, Ontario, Canada [Place of education]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment and residence]
Geographic Access
Bracebridge, Ontario
Acton, Ontario
Galt, 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
Moore, James Private. Enlisted at Galt with the 71st. Battalion in October 1915 and was transferred to 50th Battalion. Roman Catholic. Born at Bracebridge, Ont. Feb. 19, 1893. and educated at the public school of Acton. Married Miss Mary Quirk and has two children. He was discharged Mar. 5, 1919 and lives at 32 Haddington St. Galt, Ont. He was wounded once. Reta Murphy, 32 Haddington St., Galt.
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