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29th Waterloo County Regiment Band

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1905 and 1910]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Postcard made from black and white photograph taken by Herman Lippert, Berlin, Ontario. Image shows 29th Waterloo County Regiment Band in Victoria Park, Berlin, Ontario.
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Description Level
Item
Creator
Lippert, Herman, Photographer
Accession Number
P000345
Material Details
Postcards
Physical Description
13.8 cm (W) X 8.1 cm (H)
13.8 cm (W) X 8.1 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[between 1905 and 1910]
Scope and Content
Postcard made from black and white photograph taken by Herman Lippert, Berlin, Ontario. Image shows 29th Waterloo County Regiment Band in Victoria Park, Berlin, Ontario.
Storage Location
PB4
Name Access
Lippert, Herman
Subject Access
Military bands
Bands (Music)
29th Waterloo County Regiment Band
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
The Berlin Musical Society Band became the 29th Waterloo County Regiment Band on 3 March 1879. Photograph believed to have been taken in Victoria Park, Berlin, Ontario.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1914 and 1918]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white portrait postcard of members of the 118th Battalion during the First World War.
  2 images
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P009603
Material Details
Postcards
Physical Description
13.5 cm (W) X 8.5 cm (H)
13.8 cm (W) X 9 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
French
Date Range
[between 1914 and 1918]
Scope and Content
Black and white portrait postcard of members of the 118th Battalion during the First World War.
Storage Location
PB4
Subject Access
Military uniforms
Photographic postcards
Soldiers
World War 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Luft, Frederick Christian, 1897-1966
Notes
The photograph might have been taken in France, as the reverse of the postcard bears French text only. Frederick Christian Luft is in the back row, sixth from the right hand side. Fred Christian Luft, born 17 February 1897 in Berlin, Ont., was the son of Julius and Susanna (Hopp) Luft. Fred attended Kitchener Collegiate Institute from 1910 to 1912. He enlisted on 17 April 1916 with the 118th Battalion. He married Emma Hiller in 1921. Fred died in 1966. This photograph is part of the "Waterloo County Soldier Portraits" group.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
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Photograph Collection
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118th Battalion soldiers in Victoria Park, Berlin, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
16 Feb 1916
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of members of the 118th Battalion in Victoria Park, Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario. The soldiers are gathered around the 1897 Peace Memorial, the top of which is visible under the vertical banner. The banner bears the phrase "Berlin will be Berlin No Longer". The meda…
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Description Level
Item
Creator
Denton, Ernest, 1883-1957, Photographer
Accession Number
P010396
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
30.5 cm (W) X 20.4 cm (H)
30.5 cm (W) X 20.4 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
16 Feb 1916
Date of Publication
1916-02-16
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of members of the 118th Battalion in Victoria Park, Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario. The soldiers are gathered around the 1897 Peace Memorial, the top of which is visible under the vertical banner. The banner bears the phrase "Berlin will be Berlin No Longer". The medallions showing the likenesses of Bismark and Von Moltke can be seen in the hands of two soldiers, who are standing below and to the left of the bottom of the banner. The large house in the background, on the right, is on Roland Street. The large house in the background on the left, is 101 David Street, also known as the Quickfall House.
Storage Location
PB10
Name Access
Denton, Ernest, 1883-1957
Subject Access
Demonstrations
Soldiers
Victoria Park (Kitchener, Ont.)
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
This is image is a January 2005 reprint of the original matted photograph, which is in a private collection. The photograph appeared in the 16 March 1916 edition of the Toronto Star. The image is believed to have been taken by Ernest Denton on 16 February 1916. Ernest Denton was a photographer in Berlin/Kitchener from approximately 1912 to 1955. He operated photography studios at various locations in the city. It is believed that many of these soldiers had participated in the previous night's riot in Berlin, during which the Concordia Club was ransacked by soldiers and civilians, the bronze bust of Kaiser Whilhelm I stolen, and other vandalism occurred. The next day, as depicted in this image, the soldiers visited the Peace Memorial in Victoria Park and pried off the bronze medallions of Bismark and Von Moltke. On 1 March 1916, the Berlin Park Board ordered the Peace Memorial destroyed so that it would no longer be a target of vandalism. The image may have been retouched and it is not known if the statement on the banner is original or if it has been altered in any way.
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Waterloo Historical Society
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Photograph Collection
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118th North Waterloo Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[ca. 1917]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white group portrait, mounted on a mat, of the 118th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, in 1917. Officers are seated in the front row, while the soldiers appear to be standing on steps in front of a door.
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Description Level
Item
Creator
Denton, Ernest, 1883-1957, Photographer
Accession Number
P009772
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
20.7 cm (W) X 15.6 cm (H)
29 cm (W) X 24 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[ca. 1917]
Date of Publication
1917
Scope and Content
Black and white group portrait, mounted on a mat, of the 118th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, in 1917. Officers are seated in the front row, while the soldiers appear to be standing on steps in front of a door.
Storage Location
PB8
Name Access
Denton, Ernest, 1883-1957
Hilts, Roy
Subject Access
Group portraits
Military uniforms
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Canadian Expeditionary Force - 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion
Notes
The 118th North Waterloo Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (C.E.F.), were trained for service overseas during World War I. Although no individuals have been identified, it is likely that Roy Hilts, the donor's father, is included in the picture. The Berlin Portrait Room was owned and operated by Ernest Denton. He was a photographer in Berlin/Kitchener from approximately 1912 to 1955. He operated photography studios at various locations in the city. The photograph is mounted on a mat. The mat has worn edges, with a small piece missing from the bottom. There are glue and paper remnants across the bottom of the mat, suggesting that a label may have been removed at some point in time. The image has many fine surface scratches, worn edges and a missing bottom right corner.
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
Photograph Collection
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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_A_001
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
5.5 cm (W) X 8.9 cm (H)
6.2 cm (W) X 10.1 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.
Storage Location
SIC WWI Box 1
Name Access
Abbott, Augustus
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Williams, Greene and Rome Company (Kitchener, Ont.)
Place
City of London, England, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Geographic Access
London, England
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Augustus Abbott was born in London, England on 27 March 1876. He was married to Florence Abbott. August and Florence emigrated to Canada from England, with their children, Augustus, George, Arthur and Florence, in 1905.
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
Abbott, Augustus Private. His home is at 205 Waterloo St. Kitchener. He enlisted February 27, 1916 when he was in the employ of Williams Greene and Rome Company, Ltd., Kitchener.
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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.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_A_002
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
5.5 cm (W) X 8.9 cm (H)
6.2 cm (W) X 10.1 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.
Storage Location
SIC WWI Box 1
Name Access
Abbott, G.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment.]
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
This might be a duplicate card for George Abbott, son of Augustus and Florence Abbott of Kitchener, Ontario (local identifier WWI_A_003).
Copyright Status
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
Abbott, G. Private. He enlisted at Kitchener.
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Abbott, George Joseph

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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_A_003
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
5.5 cm (W) X 8.9 cm (H)
6.2 cm (W) X 10.1 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.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Abbott, George Joseph
Abbott, Augustus
Yanke, Luella Alfrieda
Yanke, Henry
Graf, Anna
Baird, Florence
Ringle, Leona
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Drummers
Place
Plaistow, England, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment, residence and marriage]
Geographic Access
Plaistow, England
France
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
According to the 1901 England census, George Joseph Abbott was the son of Augustus Abbott and Florence Baird. He was born in Plaistow, Essex, England on 20 May 1898. He married Luella Alfrieda Yanke on 1 November 1922. At the time of his marriage, George lived at 205 Waterloo Street in Kitchener and was a rubber worker. Luella, a factory hand, aged 24, lived at 118 Waterloo Street, Kitchener and was the daughter of Henry Yanke and Anna Graf. The witness to the marriage was Leona Ringle, of 113 Edward Street, Kitchener. Both George and Luella gave their religious denomination as Lutheran.
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
Abbott, George Drummer. Enlisted with the 118th Battalion on January 26, 1916. He was born in England. His next of kin is Augustus Abbott, 205 Waterloo St., Kitchener. He served in France.
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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_A_004
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
5.5 cm (W) X 8.9 cm (H)
6.2 cm (W) X 10.1 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.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Abbott, James
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Place
Arrondissement du Havre, Haute-Normandie, France [Place of military service]
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada [Residence]
Strathroy, Ontario, Canada [Residence and burial place]
Ceatharlach, Carlow, Ireland [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Arrondissement du Havre, Haute-Normandie, France
Hespeler, Ontario
Strathroy, Ontario
Ceatharlach, Carlow, Ireland
Notes
Private James Abbott, Service No. 528517 Born in Carlow Ireland, James later resided at the Coombe Home in Hespeler, Ontario. He was a 22 year old student in Strathroy when he enlisted with the Number 2 Field Artillery Depot on 19 Jan 1916 at London Ontario. His next of kin was shown as Mrs. Emily Shepherd, sister, 56 Scollard Street, Toronto, ON on his attestation paper. He served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps at the CAMC Hospital at Havre, France. There, he became ill and was invalided to England with appendicitis. He returned to Canada and was discharged on 15 May 1919. James died on 26 May 1922 at the Byron Sanitarium. His death was attributed to a 'lingering illness' from the war. He is buried in the Strathroy Cemetery.
Copyright Status
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
Abbott, James Private Was one of the boys from the Coombe Home in Hespeler, Ontario.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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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.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_A_005
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
5.5 cm (W) X 8.9 cm (H)
6.2 cm (W) X 10.1 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.
Storage Location
SIC WWI Box 1
Name Access
Abbott, W. A.
Abbott, Augustus William
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
It is believed that W.A. Abbott named in this card might be Augustus William Abbott, son of George and Florence Abbott of Kitchener.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Abbott, W. A. Private He enlisted at Kitchener.
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Ableson, Fenton Silvester

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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_A_006
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.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Ableson, Fenton Silvester
Ableson, Myrtle
Cooper, Myrtle Martha
Ableson, Robert F.
Cunningham, Elizabeth Ann
Ableson, Fenton Huron
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
111th Battalion
Place
Caledon, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada [Place of burial]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment, marriage and residence]
Geographic Access
Caledon, Ontario
Cambridge, Ontario
Galt, Ontario
Notes
Private Fenton Silvester Ableson was born in Caledon, Peel County, Ontario on 31 December 1874. His father was John Preston Ableson, a farmer in Caledon, and his mother was Elizabeth Ann Cunningham. His Ontario Birth Registration gives his name as Fenton Huron Ableson. He married Myrtle Martha Cooper (1884-1972) on 18 January 1910 in Galt, Ontario. Their son was Robert F. Ableson (1925-1950). He is buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario, with his wife and son. He died on 29 January 1957.
Copyright Status
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Ableson, Fenton Silvester Private. Enlisted at Galt March 26, 1916 with the 111th Battalion. He was born in Canada and his next of kin is Mrs. Myrtle Ableson, 10 Concession St., Galt.
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