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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 contains a red star.
Elliott, R. Gordon Lieutenant. He won the Military Cross. He was formerly a student at the Galt
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_E_027
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 contains a red star.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 2
Name Access
Elliott, R. Gordon
Elliott, Robert Gordon
Elliot, Robert
McQueen, Julia Wilson, Mabel Isabel
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Galt Collegiate Institute (Galt, Ont.)
Military Cross
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada [Place of burial]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Cambridge, Ontario
Notes
Lieutenant Robert Gordon Elliott enlisted on November 4, 1914, at the age of 26. At the time of his enlistment, he had already spent five years with the 29th Battalion in the Canadian Militia, so the military was not new to him. He rose through the ranks and earned a Military Cross as part of his service in the war. Gordon (as he was known) was born on December 28, 1889 to father Robert Elliott and mother Julia McQueen. He was the only boy in the family of five children. When the war began, he was working as a manufacturer. After the war, Gordon returned to Galt where he married his wife, Mabel Isabel Wilson in the Presbyterian Church on November 26, 1920. At the time of his marriage, Gordon was listed as a soap manufacturer. Gordon died on August 19, 1969 at the age of 79. He is buried in Mount View Cemetery in Cambridge.
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
Elliott, R. Gordon Lieutenant. He won the Military Cross. He was formerly a student at the Galt Collegiate Institute.
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