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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.
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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.
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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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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.
  1 document
Part Of
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.
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
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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