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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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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
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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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
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Kitchener Public Library
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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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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_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.
Reproductions
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Kitchener Public Library
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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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