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Whittaker, William James

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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. 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_W_140
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 5
Name Access
Whittaker, William James
Masterson, Una
Haiman, Ida Gertrude
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
Young Men's Christian associations
World War One, 1914-1918
48th Highlanders of Canada
34th Battalion
15th Battalion
Place
England, England, United Kingdom [Place of military training]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service and death]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Guelph, Ontario, Canada [Place of birth and education]
Geographic Access
England
France
Galt, Ontario
Guelph, Ontario
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
Whittaker, William James Private. Enlisted January 11, 1915 with 34th Battalion and transferred to 15th Battalion. Salvation Army. He was born in Guelph September 13, 1890 and educated there. He moved to Galt as a young man and has been living there since. He is a lathe hand. He married Una Masterson and has four children. He trained in England from October 26, 1915 to April 1, 1916 when he went to France. He served a short time in the trenches and was put on police duty with the 48th Highlanders. He also served in the Young Men's Christian Association (Y.M.C.A.). He went into the trenches again and was killed in action on September 18, 1918. Ida Gertrude Haiman, 12 Dalgliesh Street, Galt
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