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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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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. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_008
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. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Callan, Edward
Callan, Thomas
Callan, Frederick
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
29th Highland Light Infantry Battalion
Place
England, England, United Kingdom [Place of birth]
Vimy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of memorial]
Armentières, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of death and burial]
Preston, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Geographic Access
England
Vimy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Armentières, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Preston, Ontario
Galt, Ontario
Notes
Private Edward Callan was the first soldier from Waterloo County to die in World War One on February 20, 1915. He died at Armentieres, near the Belgium border. Pte. Callan was shot about a dozen hours after reaching the Rue De Bois trench. He was buried at the trench, but his grave location was lost by the army. He was 26 years of age at the time of his death. His name is on the Vimy Memorial in France. Private Callan had served nine years in the British Royal Marines prior to his arrival in Canada in 1913. He had followed his older brothers, Thomas and Frederick Callan, to Canada and settled in Preston. Edward had worked as a carpenter with Water Department in Preston, prior to enlisting. He was single at the time of his death.
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
Callan, Edward Private. Enlisted very early in the war with 29th Highland Light Infantry Battalion of Galt. His home was in Preston. He was killed in action in 1915. He enlisted with the 1st Division 1st Contingent in Sept, 1914. His next of kin in Canada are his brothers, Thomas Callan and Frederick Callan, 504 Stone Rd., Galt. Anglican.
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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.
Callan, Thomas Private. Enlisted at Galt, August 24, 1915 with the 34th Battalion. He was born
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_010
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
Callan, Thomas
Callan, Nellie
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
34th Battalion
Place
England, England, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Preston, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Geographic Access
England
Preston, Ontario
Galt, Ontario
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
Callan, Thomas Private. Enlisted at Galt, August 24, 1915 with the 34th Battalion. He was born in England and his next of kin is Mrs. Nellie Callan, Duke St., Preston, Ontario He has returned to Preston.
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