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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.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_170
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
Conway, Fred D.
Conway, J. D.
Conway, John Dumas
Conway, Bessie Doreen
Groh, Mary Elsie
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Royal Canadian Horse Artillery
Place
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada [Place of burial]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Hespeler, Ontario
Cambridge, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Notes
Gunner Fred Dumas Conway Fred was born on September 30th 1896 to John Dumas Conway and Mary Jane Roberts, who ran a book and stationary store at 114 Adam St in Hespeler. His brother, Harry Roberts Conway, also served in the war and he had a sister, Bessie Doreen Conway, who became a music teacher. He served with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in C Battery which was with the First Army in 1917 and the 3rd Cavalry Division in Feb 1918. Fred enlisted on 25 November 1915. His father was the witness on his attestation paper, in which Fred states his occupation was draughtsman and his religion was Methodist. He is described as having a dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair and was 5'4"inches tall. Fred later married Mary Elsie Groh (1892-1974) and the couple lived for many years in Toronto. In 1935 the couple were living at 300 Merton St, Eglinton and Fred worked as a mechanic. After retirement, they moved to York region. Fred died on 21 March 1971. He and his wife are buried in the Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, 2482 Maple Grove Rd., Cambridge.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Conway, Fred D. Enlisted with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. J.D. Conway of Hespeler is his father.
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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 name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_171
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
Conway, H. R.
Conway, Harry Roberts
Conway, John D.
Conway, John Dumas
Roberts, Mary Jane
Derbyshire, Abigail
Conway, Patricia Anne
Conway, Bessie Doreen
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Canadian Dental Corps
Place
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
Brantford, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of education and residence]
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace and place of burial]
Geographic Access
France
Brantford, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Hespeler, Ontario
Notes
Captain Harry Roberts Conway was born in Hespeler on 21 June 1893, he was the son of John Dumas Conway and Mary Jane Roberts. Harry's brother, John Dumas Conway, served as a gunner in the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. His sister, Bessie Doreen Conway, became a music teacher. Harry attended the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario which was affiliated to the University of Toronto. He earned a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery and on his attestation paper his occupation was Dental Surgeon. Harry enlisted in the Canadian Army Dental Corps on 31 March 1916. In his enlistment papers Harry gives his religion as Methodist and he is described as being 5'5" with a dark complexion, greyish brown eyes, and dark brown hair. Harry's enlistment papers note that he had previous military experience having been in the Canadian Officer's Training Corps. He was a Private in March 1916; promoted to Sergeant in April 1916; went overseas October 1916, attached to the Canadian Field Artillery; promoted to Captain February 1917; served in France, November 1918 with the No.4 Canadian Field Ambulance. On 1 Aug 1923 Harry married Abigail Derbyshire, a nurse. In 1940 Harry and Abigail were living at 421 St. Clements Ave., Eglinton, Toronto. In 1957 the couple are listed as living at 13 Puleston St., Brantford, Ontario. Harry and Abigail may have had at least one child, a daughter, Patricia Anne Conway, born 1929, married name Horbay). Harry, Abigail, and Patricia Anne, along with his parents John Dumas and Mary Jane, are all buried in the New Hope Cemetery at 235 Cooper St. in Hespeler. Harry died in 1963 in Brantford, Abigail died in 1979, and Patricia Anne died in 1990.
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
Conway, H. R. Enlisted with the Dental Corps. John D. Conway of Hespeler is his father.
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