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31-39 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1923 and 1925]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white exterior photograph of the streetscape of 31-39 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario. The image shows the storefronts of Woolworth's, 39 King St. E. Kitchener,; Sarah Fehrenbach's millinery store 37 King St. E.,; Denton & Gifford Photographers, 33 King St. E.; and A. Sippel & Son,…
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P008468
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
20.4 cm (W) X 15.3 cm (H)
20.4 cm (W) X 15.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[between 1923 and 1925]
Date of Publication
1924
Scope and Content
A black and white exterior photograph of the streetscape of 31-39 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario. The image shows the storefronts of Woolworth's, 39 King St. E. Kitchener,; Sarah Fehrenbach's millinery store 37 King St. E.,; Denton & Gifford Photographers, 33 King St. E.; and A. Sippel & Son, located at 31 King St. E. Sign in the Woolworth's window reads: "May Sale, Thursday, Friday, Saturday". Signs in the A. Sippel window read: "Lease Expires, Forced to Vacate, Smash!, Down Come Prices, The Premier Bargain Event of All Times; Big Sale of Shoes." A banner hanging on its side from the third story reads: "Yule Tide Dance, Odd Fellows Hall, Dec. 31st." Painted on the second story windows to the right of A. Sippel & Son are the words "Dr. A.E. Rudell, Dentist." A parked automobile and a man in an overcoat and cap, identified as Henry L. Janzen, are seen in the foreground. The Denton name is visible on the spare tire of the car.
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
A. Sippel & Son
Denton & Gifford Photographers
F.W. Woolworth Company
Subject Access
Automobiles
Millinery
Photographers
Shoe stores
Storefronts
Stores & shops
Streets
Variety stores
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Ernest Denton was a photographer in Berlin/Kitchener from approximately 1912 to 1955. He operated photography studios at various locations in the city. He worked with another photographer in a studio named "Denton & Gifford" between 1924-1925. This photograph is in fair condition: a small of portion of the upper right corner is torn off; a much larger portion of the lower right corner of the photo is missing.
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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42-58 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1953 and 1958]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of the top portions of the buildings located at 42-58 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario. The following businesses can be seen, from right to left: J.C. Jaimet & Co. Book and Stationery Store, Norman Gowdy Women's Clothing, Arliss Shoes, Tip Top Shoes, and the Bank of…
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P002843
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
10 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
11.1 cm (W) X 7.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[between 1953 and 1958]
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of the top portions of the buildings located at 42-58 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario. The following businesses can be seen, from right to left: J.C. Jaimet & Co. Book and Stationery Store, Norman Gowdy Women's Clothing, Arliss Shoes, Tip Top Shoes, and the Bank of Nova Scotia.
Storage Location
PB1
Subject Access
Buildings
Business districts
King Street West (Kitchener, Ont.)
J.C. Jaimet and Company (Kitchener, Ont.)
Arliss Shoes (Kitchener, Ont.)
Bank of Nova Scotia (Kitchener, Ont.)
Tip Top Shoes (Kitchener, Ont.)
Norman Gowdy Women's Clothing (Kitchener, Ont.)
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Photograph has scalloped edges.
Copyright Status
Copyrighted: Protected by copyright. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
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.
, 1916 when he was in the employ of Williams Greene and Rome Company, Ltd., Kitchener.
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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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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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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
. company. He was born in Galt, April 21, 1920, and attended Central School. Private Ableson was spinner
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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Albert P.
Soldier Last Name
Ableson
Rank
Private
Accession Number
WW2_A_001
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
21 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
21.5 cm (W) X 16.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Date of Publication
1946
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Storage Location
WW2 - SIC Box 1
Name Access
Ableson, Albert Preston
Ableson, Gladys
Ableson, Gordon L.
McCormick, Frank William
McCormick, Annie M.
Wake, George Edward
Wake, Dorothy I.
Purkis, Stanley A.
Purkis, Hester A.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of birth]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Ableson, Albert P. See also Ableson, Gordon L. Albert Abelson August 21, 1940 Private Albert P. Ableson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ableson, 15 McKenzie street. He enlisted June 15 and is attached to H.Q. company. He was born in Galt, April 21, 1920, and attended Central School. Private Ableson was spinner before enlisting. He had four uncles serving in the first Great War. Pte. Ableson attended the Presbyterian church. December 2, 1945 District men mentioned in dispatches include: Lance-Sgt. William Frank McCormick, 29, Royal Canadian Corps of signals, son of Mrs. Annie M. McCormick, 23 Arthur St. Elmira. Sgt. George Edward Wake, 34, Royal Canadian Engineers, husband of Mrs. Dorothy I. Wake of Hespeler. Pte. Albert Preston Ableson, 24, Canadian Infantry Corps, son of Mrs. Gladys Ableson, Galt. Lance-Sgt. Stanley A. Purkis, 25, Royal Canadian Artillery, son of Mrs. Hester A. Purkis, Preston.
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A. & C. Boehmer Box Company employees

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[193-?]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white, exterior photograph of A. & C. Boehmer Box Company employees posed in front of factory building in Kitchener, Ontario.
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P007086
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
17.7 cm (W) X 12.6 cm (H)
17.7 cm (W) X 12.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[193-?]
Scope and Content
Black and white, exterior photograph of A. & C. Boehmer Box Company employees posed in front of factory building in Kitchener, Ontario.
Storage Location
PB2
Subject Access
Employees
Factories
Group portraits
A. & C. Boehmer Box Company (Kitchener, Ont.)
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
The A. & C. Boehmer Box Company factory was located at 14 Short Street (now Duke Street), Kitchener, according to 1931 Vernon's City of Kitchener Directory.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Waterloo Historical Society
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Photograph Collection
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A. & C. Boehmer Box Company factory

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[193-?]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white, exterior photograph of A. & C. Boehmer Box Company factory, located at 14 Short Street (now Duke Street), Kitchener, Ontario. Sign above entrance reads: A. & C. Boehmer, Set Up and Folding Boxes.
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P007085
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
17.7 cm (W) X 12.6 cm (H)
17.7 cm (W) X 12.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[193-?]
Scope and Content
Black and white, exterior photograph of A. & C. Boehmer Box Company factory, located at 14 Short Street (now Duke Street), Kitchener, Ontario. Sign above entrance reads: A. & C. Boehmer, Set Up and Folding Boxes.
Storage Location
PB2
Subject Access
Box industry
Factories
A. & C. Boehmer Box Company (Kitchener, Ont.)
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
The A. & C. Boehmer Box Company was founded in 1872 by August and Charles Boehmer. The company initially supplied boxes for a local button producer, but later went on to produce boxes for a wide variety of items.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Waterloo Historical Society
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Photograph Collection
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
., was among a dozen members of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment who rescued a company of another
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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Archie
Soldier Last Name
Agnew
Rank
Sergeant
Regiment
Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment
Accession Number
WW2_A_010
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
21 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
21.5 cm (W) X 16.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Date of Publication
1946
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War Two.
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Storage Location
World War Two - SIC box 1
Name Access
Agnew, Achie
Angew, James
Agnew, James (brother).
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Place
Kilbirnie, Scotland, United Kingdom [Place of Birth]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Kilbirnie, Scotland
Galt, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Agnew, Archie Oct. 4, 1944 Rescued Canucks-- Cpl. Archie Agnew, son of James Agnew, Water St. S., was among a dozen members of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment who rescued a company of another Canadian regiment who were being overwhelmed by German suicidal paratroopers in Italy. According to a war correspondent the "Hasty P's" rescue party... "dealt the Germans a smashing blow, inflicting heavy casualties, including 26 prisoners of the kind who don't usually surrender. They also captured one 75 mm. gun, a self-propelled gun, two 30-cwt. vehicles, a half track and machine guns." Cpl. Agnew was wounded in action last January but has been back in action for a considerable time. Sgt. Archie Agnew dies of wounds received in Italy Feb. 2, 1945 Sgt. Archibald Agnew, 25, died January 27 as the result of wounds received in action, was the sad news received today by his father, James Agnew, 26 Water St. S. Sgt. Agnew was wounded in action last January. The message received today was the first information Mr. Agnew has received that his son has been wounded a second time. Enlisting October 2, 1939, Sgt. Agnew arrived overseas in the fall of 1941. Sent to the Mediterranean theatre of war soon after it opened, he has seen a lot of action in Italy with the Canadian Infantry Corps. Last October a war correspondent wrote that Sgt. Agnew was one of a dozen infantrymen who has rescued a company of a Canadian regiment from being overwhelmed by German suicidal paratroopers in Italy. Born Decmeber 10, 1919, at Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, Sgt. Agnew came to Canada with his parents at the age of nine. He attended Central School and was employed at Galt Creamery before enlisting. Surviving are his father and one brother, James, of Toronto. Another brother, John, was with the Canadian Army during the First Great War and while training in Canada he was killed in an automobile accident in Toronto.
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
W.T. "Bill"
Soldier Last Name
Aitken
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Regiment
"C" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_A_014
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Aitken, W.T. "Bill"
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
"C" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Galt
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Status
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Kitchener Public Library
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
available lists. The first instalment follows: AIGNER-A 38178, Pte. Frank J. Aigner, D Company, Highland
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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Victor
Soldier Last Name
Aksim
Rank
Captain
Regiment
Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
Accession Number
WW2_A_003_D1
WW2_A_003_D2
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Aksim, Victor
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
Place
Waterloo
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Access Restriction
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Status
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Aksim, Victor E. [clipping] 27 March, 1944 [image] MENTIONED Capt. Victor E. Aksim, R.C.C.S., above, mentioned in dispatches for gallantry in Italy, is a son of Mrs. Edward Aksim of Waterloo. He received his first military training with the Estonian Army.
[clipping] Kitchener Record 12 Nov 1941 ADDRESSES OF SOLDIERS For the information of readers who wish to send letters and parcels to Twin City and district soldiers overseas, The Record will publish from day to day their names and addresses compiled from available lists. The first instalment follows: AIGNER-A 38178, Pte. Frank J. Aigner, D Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada, Canadian Army Overseas. AMOS-B 33286, Signaller E.W. Amos, No.2 Royal Canadian Air Force, Wing Section, No.3 Company, 7th Corps Signals, R.C.C.S., Canadian Army Overseas. ANDERSON-R 70453, Sgt. Pilot Gordon D. Anderson, Royal Canadian Air Force, Attached R.A.F., Air Force Division, Canadian Army Overseas. ANDERSON-Lieut. Joseph H., C.Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada, Canadian Army Overseas. ANDERSON-A 3524, Pte. L.M. Anderson, A.Company, Royal Canadian Regiment, Canadian Army Overseas. ANDERSON-A 47605, Cpl. T.R. Anderson, 1st Army Tank Ordnance Workshop, R.C.O.C., Canadian Army Overseas. ANDERSON-R 70453, Sgt. J.D. Anderson, R.C.A.F., Canadian Army Overseas. ANTHONY-A 35453, Sgt. Lorne V. Anthony, 16th Battery, 12th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, Canadian Army Overseas. AKSIM-Lieut. V.E. Aksim, R.C.C.S., 2nd Division Signals, Canadian Army Overseas. ARMITAGE-A 3771, Pte. H.W. Armitage, Royal Canadian Regiment, No. 1 Infantry Holding Unit, Headquarters Company, Canadian Army Overseas. ASHCROFT-A 4189, Lance Cpl Wilfred Ashcroft, No.1 C.G.(R)T.C.2 Co., Royal Canadian Regiment, Canadian Army Overseas. BAECHLER-A 38156, Cpl. J.L. Baechler, D. Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada, Canadian Army Overseas. BAETZ-A 38126, Pte. R.E. Baetz, B. Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada, Canadian Army Overseas. BAILEY-A 38208, Pte. R.G. Bailey, Highland Light Infantry of Canada, Canadian Army Overseas. BAKER-A 4246, Pte. M.E. Baker, R.C.R., Canadian Army Overseas. BARKER-A 27072, Sgt Earl J. Barker, 11th Canadian Field Ambulance, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps., Canadian Army Overseas. BARLEY-A 38130, Pte. Philip Barley, Highland Light Infantry of Canada, Canadian Army Overseas. BARNES-A 38037, Cpl. Lloyd Barnes, H.Q. Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada, Canadian Army Overseas. BARRETT-A 4929, Sailor C.E. Barrett, Navy, Fleet Mail Office, Halifax, N.S. The second instalment will appear tomorrow.
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
was assigned to D company after enlisting on June 19th. He was born in Dundee, in Scotland, Oct. 6th, 1911
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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Clem
Soldier Last Name
Alexander
Rank
Lance Corporal
Regiment
"D" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_A_021
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Alexander, Clem
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
"D" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Galt [Residence]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Status
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Alexander, Clem [clipping] Aug. 16, 1940 Clem Alexander [image] Lance-Cpl. Clem Alexander was assigned to D company after enlisting on June 19th. He was born in Dundee, in Scotland, Oct. 6th, 1911. Educated in Scotland and in Galt. L.-Cpl. Alexander was a textile worker before his enlistment. He has had five years military training with the H.L.I. of C. His wife and three children are living at 21 Pollock Avenue, Galt. Lance-Cpl. Alexander had six near relatives in the last war, a grandfather, father and four uncles serving with the Royal Scots. He is Protestant in faith.
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