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Adams, William Frederick

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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. The card also shows a red cross.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_A_014
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. The card also shows a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Adams, William Frederick
Adams, William J.
Adams, Bridget
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
1st Canadian Infantry Battalion
Place
City of London, England, United Kingdom [Place of birth]
Bois de Boulogne, Île-de-France, France [Place of burial]
Preston, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
London, England
Bois de Boulogne, Île-de-France, France
Preston, Ontario
Notes
Private William Adams (Regimental/Service #7115), enlisted on September 15, 1914 in Valcartier, QC, with the 1st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment). He was born in London England on September 21, 1895, and is the son of William and Bridget Adams of Middle Street in Preston, ON. At the time of his enlistment, he was not married and he worked in the shoe trade. He listed his religion as Church of England. William died on May 7, 1915, as a result of wounds he received in action at the Battle of Langemarck. He was 19 years of age. Laid to rest at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery in France. Grave reference: VIII. C.2.
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 F. Private. Belonged to 1st Battalion, 1st Contingent. He enlisted in 1914. Killed in action. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. William J. Adams of Preston, Ontario . Anglican.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
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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.
Adams, William J. Private. Was attached to the 29th Regiment and enlisted with the 34th Battalion
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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.
Reproductions
If you would like to obtain a digital or print copy of this image, please see KPL's Photographic Reproduction Policy at http://www.kpl.org/localhistory/photographs
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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