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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. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_217
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. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Crichton, Robert
Gordon, Lily
Crichton, Jane
Crichton, William
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
50th Battalion
Place
Branchton, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Liévin, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of death]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Branchton, Ontario
Liévin, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Galt, Ontario
Aberdeen, Scotland
Notes
Private Robert Crichton was born on Sept. 22nd 1888, in Aberdeen, Scotland. Before coming to Canada, he served with the Gordon Highlanders in Scotland. He came to Canada in March 1911, arriving at New Brunswick. He moved to Branchton in Feb. 1913, and was married to Lily Gordon on April 6th, 1913 in Waterloo. He was Presbyterian. He enlisted Sept. 15th 1915 at Galt. He served in the 50th Battalion and was killed in action on May 11th, 1917. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial in France. His next of kin are Jane Crichton (mother) and Robert Crichton (father). His brother, William Crichton, was also killed in action.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Crichton, Robert Private. His home was in Branchton, Ontario. He was killed in action.
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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. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
Crichton, William Private. His home was in Branchton, Ontario. He was killed in action.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_218
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 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
Crichton, William
Crichton, Jane
Crichton, Robert
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Place
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Branchton, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Estrée-Cauchy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of death]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Geographic Access
Aberdeen, Scotland
Branchton, Ontario
Estrée-Cauchy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Galt, Ontario
Notes
Private William Chrichton was born on Sept. 18th 1895, in Aberdeen, Scotland. His home was in Branchton, Ontario. He was Presbyterian. He enlisted on Sept. 15th at Galt, and served in the 44th Battalion. He took part in the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of the Ancre. He was killed in action on Jan. 2nd 1917, around Estree-Cauchie in France when an enemy shell hit the dugout that he was in. He has no known grave but he is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial in France. His next of kin are Jane Crichton (mother) and Robert Crichton (father). His brother, Robert Crichton, was also killed in action.
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
Crichton, William Private. His home was in Branchton, Ontario. He was killed in action.
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