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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.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_A_015
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 WWI Box 1
Name Access
Adams, William J.
Adams, W.E.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
29th Regiment
34th Battalion
Place
Scotland, Scotland, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Preston, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment and residence]
Geographic Access
Scotland
Preston, Ontario
Notes
William was a laborer born in Edinburgh, Scotland 29 Jul 1885, a widower, he listed his daughter Williamina Elspeth as his next of kin. According to his Attestation Papers. According to Ancestry Public Tree he was married to Williamina Espeth Craig who died in Toronto 15 Oct 1914. The daughter with the same given names returned to Scotland and died in 1998. Williamina is buried in the Necroplis Cemetery, Toronto, and her address was listed as New Comers Inn according to the Necropolis Cemetery Records on FamilySearch.org Williamina and her daughter Williamina arrived in October 1910 in Quebec headed for Galt according to: Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 on FamiySearch.org
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
Adams, William J. Private. Was attached to the 29th Regiment and enlisted with the 34th Battalion at Galt, January 18, 1915. He went overseas with the 2nd reinforcing draft. He was born in Scotland and his next of kin is Miss W.E. Adams, Aberdeen, Scotland. He was living in Preston at the time of enlisting.
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