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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.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_M_156
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 name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 3
Name Access
Mason, James
Mason, Edward
Mason, Ann
Mason, Job
Mason, John Richard
Mason, Rachel Elizabeth
Cowperthwaite, Frances
Mason, Albert
Mason, Douglas
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
34th Battalion
108th Regiment
Place
County of Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
Brantford, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence and death]
London, Ontario, Canada [Place of military discharge]
Geographic Access
Staffordshire County, England
Kitchener, Ontario
France
Brantford, Ontario
London, Ontario
Notes
James was born August 4, 1894 in Staffordshire, England, to Edward and Ann Mason. He left Liverpool with his brother Job on July 4, 1913 on the vessel Victorian and arrived in Quebec on July 12, 1913. Both James and Job then came to Berlin to meet up with their sister Rachel Elizabeth and brother John Richard who had come in 1912. James enlisted in Berlin on January 11, 1915. His regimental number was #602147. On his attestation form, he listed his occupation as a shipper and his next of kin as his father, Edward Mason. His religion was noted as Church of England. He was attached to 108th Regiment, 34th Battalion (Infantry). James left Canada on October 28, 1915, aboard the S.S. California. The ship arrived in England on November 1, 1915 where he was transferred to the 14th Battalion and sent to France. He also served in the 23rd Battalion but mostly served in the 34th Battalion when in England. He served in France from 1915 to 1918. He received no major injuries as a result of his service. He was discharged on March 19, 1919 in London, Ontario. James eventually moved to Brantford where he married Frances Cowperthwaite on June 25, 1919. They have three sons, Edward, Albert and Douglas. James died February 16, 1972 in Brantford, Ontario.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Mason, James Private. Was attached to the 108th Regiment and enlisted with the 34th Battalion at Kitchener, January 11, 1915. He was born in England and his next of kin is Edward Mason, Cinder Hill, Staffs, England.
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