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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 name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Connolly, William Private. Enlisted in Wilmot Township.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_167
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
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Connolly, William
Connolly, Elizabeth
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
129th Battalion
Place
London, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Wilmot, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Geographic Access
London, Ontario
Wilmot, Ontario
Notes
William Connolly was born on October 1, 1895, in London. His family immigrated to Canada in 1906. He was a telephone lineman by trade and had no prior military service. His mother, Elizabeth Connolly, was listed as his next of kin on his enlistment paper. She lived in Burlington, Ontario. Mr. Connolly was a member of the Church of England and was single. William enlisted to be part of the war effort on Feburary 23, 1916 in Dundas, Ontario. His regimental number is 784309 and he was part of the army in the Canadian Infantry. When he enlisted he was part of the 60th Battalion. Over the course of the war he was switched to the 123rd Battalion, and ended his service with the 129th Battalion. William survived the war and returned to Canada on March 17, 1927. He left from Southampton, England aboard the Melita and landed in St. John's, New Brunswick.
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
Connolly, William Private. Enlisted in Wilmot Township.
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