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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Arthur
Soldier Last Name
Erison
Rank
n/a
Regiment
1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_E_068
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Erison, Arthur
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
1st Battalion, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Galt
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Erison, Ronald A See also Forbes, Robert Three newspaper clippings, two with the same photo
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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Ronald
Soldier Last Name
Erison
Rank
Private
Regiment
Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_E_069
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Erison, Ronald
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Galt [Hometown]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Status
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Erison, Ronald A See also Forbes, Robert Three newspaper clippings, two with the same photo. Ronald Alan Erison enlisted with the Highland Light Infantry of Canada on June 3, 1940. He was born in Galt on Sept 7, 1920 and was three years with the local unit before going on active service. He was a machinist by occupation. His father served in the 75th Battalion in the last ward. Hand dated June 1940 Pte. R.A.Erison on Wounded List Hand Dated Oct 24, 1944 Pte. Ronald Alan Erison, 24, has been wounded in action. The date, nature and extent of wounds is not yet available according to a telegram received by the soldier's father, Arthur Erison, 30 Ainslie Street north. Pte. Erison was serving on the Western front with the H.L.I of C. He and his brother Arthur, age 26, were among the first to enlist when the 1st Bn. H.L.I of C. was mobilized in 1940. Arthur is now serving on the western front with an armoured brigade. Hand dated Nov. 8 1944 PTE R.A.Erison, 24, was wounded in action, his father Arthur Erison, 30 Ainslie Street North was advised. Pte. Erison was serving on the Western front with the H.L.I. of C. He and his brother Arthur, age 26, were among the first to enlist when the 1st Bn., H.L.I of C., was mobilized in 1940. Arthur is now serving on the western front with an armoured brigade.
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Erison, Sherman Four newspaper clippings, three with photos (all the same) Pte. Sherman Erison
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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Sherman
Soldier Last Name
Erison
Rank
Sergeant
Regiment
"A" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_E_070
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Erison, Sherman
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
"A" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Galt [Hometown]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Status
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Erison, Sherman Four newspaper clippings, three with photos (all the same) Pte. Sherman Erison, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Erison Jr., 44 Haddington St., enlisted June 6, 1940, with the 1st btn. H.L.I of C. Pte. Erison was born in Galt Nov. 11, 1920. He went to school here at Central public, and before enlisting he was a machinist. He had been with the regiment three years before it was mobilized. He is protestant in religion. An uncle served the last war. Hand dated Sept 12, 1940 Sherman Erison is Awarded Military Medal Hand dated May 25, 1945 Sgt. Sherman Walter Erison, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Erison Jr., 44 Haddington Street, has been awarded the Military Medal. The award was announced today by the department of National Defence, Ottawa, in a list of 39 officers and men of the Canadian Army overseas who are receiving decorations for gallantry in action. No citation accompanied the announcement. Sgt. Erison, who enlisted with the H.L.I. of C. when it was mobilized in 1940 and has been serving with the local unit ever since. He has been wounded near Caen and was away from his unit four weeks. The other two times he remained with his unit. Mr. and Mrs. Erison had received a letter from a friend of their son who told them that Sherman had won the Military Medal. He had, however, never mentioned it in any of his own letters. He was scheduled to go on furlough from May 17 to Jun1 and his parents believe that he is now in England, after which he will return to the H.L.I or C. Sherman Erison Led Attack Through Mines Hand dated June 26, 1945 The citation covering the previously announced award of the Military Medal to Sgt. Sherman Erison, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Erison Jr., 44 Haddington Street, was released today by the Department of National Defence, Ottawa. "On February 4, 1945, Cpl. Erison (the rank held on that date), a section leader in No.7 platoon, A company, the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, displayed outstanding courage and devotion to duty," the citation said. "No.7 platoon was given the task of occupying Eingjeshof, a large group of farm buildings in enemy territory, at night, in order to provide a firm base from which to launch a first-light attack. "At 3:30am February 5, 1945, while approaching Eindjushof, 7 platoon encountered a thick anti-personnel minefield, suffering two casualties. the platoon commander detailed Cpl. Erison to return to the start line for stretcher bearers. Cpl. Erison led the stretcher bearers into the minefield to the casualties. A stretcher bearer stepped on a mine, and Cpl. Erison was painfully wounded about the face and eyes by the explosion. Despite his own wounds he assisted and directed the evacuation of casualties from the minefield. "When it became evident that the launching of the first-light attack was imperilled by the delay in the minefield, Cpl. Erison refused evacuation, and guided the attacking force quickly and safely through the minefield. He then rejoined his section and remained on duty until the operation was complete. "Cpl. Erison's devotion to duty and courageous disregard for his own safety were directly responsible for the success of the operation."
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