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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 the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red slash.
Erb, William Otto Private. He enlisted with the 1st Central Ontario Regiment at Toronto
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_E_047
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 contains a red slash.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 2
Name Access
Erb, William Otto
Erb, J. W. (Mrs.)
Forrest, Homer K.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
1st Central Ontario Regiment
2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles
Place
Cambrai, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Amiens, Picardie, France [Place of military service]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace and place of residence]
England, England, United Kingdom [Place of military service]
Geographic Access
Cambrai, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Amiens, Picardie, France
Toronto, Ontario
New Hamburg, Ontario
England
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
Erb, William Otto Private. He enlisted with the 1st Central Ontario Regiment at Toronto in the service of the infantry. He was transferred to the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles on the Amiens front. He is a faithful adherent of the Methodist Church, New Hamburg, Ontario. He was born January 4, 1893 in New Hamburg. He received his education in New Hamburg, Kitchener and Kingston. He resides at present in New Hamburg, having been discharged April 11, 1919. His nearest of kin is Mrs. J. W. Erb, New Hamburg, Ontario. Private Erb left for England February 14, 1918 arriving there March 4th. On May 29th of the same year he was sent to France. He was wounded at Cambrai, September 30, 1918. He was sent to England during the fore part of January 1919. He sailed for Canada on the S.S. Saturnia, March 31, 1919, arriving in Toronto, April 11th and in New Hamburg April 12. Homer K. Forrest, New Hamburg, Ontario
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