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Ainsworth, Albert Ernest

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Part Of
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_019
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
Ainsworth, A.E.
Ainsworth, Albert Ernest
Wilson, Elizabeth
Ainsworth, Beatrice
Ainsworth, Hilda
Ainsworth, Ida
Ainsworth, Walter
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Place
Barrow upon Soar, England, United Kingdom [Birthplace and marriage]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Elmira, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence, death and burial]
Geographic Access
Barrow upon Soar, England
Kitchener, Ontario
Elmira, Ontario
Notes
Ainsworth, Albert Edward Private. Albert Ernest Ainsworth was born on January 19, 1876 in Barrow-On-Soar, Leicestershire, England. He was married to Elizabeth Wilson of Barrow-On-Soar. They had 3 children born in England: Walter, Ida and Hilda. A fourth child, Beatrice, was born in Ontario in 1908, after their arrival in Canada. According to the 1911 Census of Canada, Albert and family resided at 33 King Street, Elmira. He worked as a labourer in a felt factory. According to his obituary in April 2, 1946 edition of the Elmira Signet, Albert died suddenly of a heart attack at the Link Belt Ltd. He was 70 years of age. He had just completed his work for the day when he suffered the attack. He had been engaged as a shipper at the foundry for 20 years. He attended Wesley United Church and was a member of the Legion, having served in the First Great War with the 118th Battalion for four years. He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Wilson, whom he married at Leicester, England, in December, 1900, three daughters, Mrs. Ernest (Hilda) Evans and Mrs. Clifford (Ida) Vines, Elmira, and Mrs. Frank (Beatrice) Simons, Ajax, Ont., five grandchildren, one brother, John, and one foster brother, Herbert, both of Elmira and one sister in England. One son, Walter, died in infancy and one brother, Walter, and one foster sister, Mrs. Harold Engler, also predeceased him. The remains rested at the home from 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon until Monday morning when removal was made to the Dreisinger Funeral Chapel, following a private service at 10:30 a.m. The Link-Belt Foundry was closed on that day and his fellow employees attended the service in a body. Also present were members of the Legion, commemorating the fact that he was a veteran of the First Great War. Poppies were placed on the casket by members of the Poppy Association. Interment was made in the Elmira Cemetery.
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
Ainsworth, A.E. Private. His home is in Elmira, Ontario. He enlisted in Kitchener.
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