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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. The soldier card (see Document PDF) incorrectly bears the name of Leon Cotton. The soldier's correct name is Leon Cattin.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_194
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. The soldier card (see Document PDF) incorrectly bears the name of Leon Cotton. The soldier's correct name is Leon Cattin.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Cattin, Leon
Cattin, Leon Adrien Aurelien
Pittock, Ada
Drobot, Jeanetta
Lock, Eva
Cattin, Jeanetta
Cattin, Eva
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Place
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland [Birthplace]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of post WW1 convalescence]
Buxton, England, United Kingdom [Place of convalescence during WW1]
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada [Residence and place of attestation]
City of London, England, United Kingdom [Residence]
Bright, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Toronto, Ontario
Buxton, England
Hamilton, Ontario
London, England
Bright, Ontario
Notes
Cattin, Leon Private Leon Adrien Aurelien Cattin was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton Neuchâtel, Switzerland on May 16, 1891. As a 13 year old, he apprenticed as a pastry chef. By the time he was 19, he was living in London, England. In 1913, he sailed from Liverpool to Portland, Maine on the Dominion. He moved to Toronto shortly thereafter, then later to Hamilton. At the time of his enlistment on January 22, 1917, Leon was living at 565 Mary St N.,Hamilton. His regimental number was 225390. While overseas, Leon was injured and spent time in Buxton's Granville Canadian Special Hospital. Upon returning to Canada, he was sent to Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital for further rehabilitation because of a gunshot wound to his arm. Leon married Ada Pittock of Plattsville on March 3, 1920 and they began farming near Bright, ON. They had 2 daughters, Jeanetta Drobot (London, ON) and Eva Lock (Woodstock). From 1943 to the late 1960s, Leon was a coal merchant and then he operated a shoe repair shop in Bright. For many years he and Ada were Bright correspondents for the Ayr News. He died on April 1, 1975. He is buried in the Chesterfield Cemetery, north of Bright. Special thanks Jeanetta Drobot, Dorothy Reibling, and Linda Bender for contributing the information regarding Leo Cattin and his photo.
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
Cattin, Leon Private. His home is in Bright, Ontario. He was overseas.
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City of Kitchener Assessment Department Christmas card

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1963
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white group photograph of eighteen City of Kitchener Assessment Department employees on a Christmas card. The message on the right reads: Season's Greetings, Assessment Dept. Kitchener - 1963.
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P002867
Material Details
Greeting cards
Physical Description
11.3 cm (W) X 7.6 cm (H)
17.8 cm (W) X 8.9 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1963
Date of Publication
1963
Scope and Content
Black and white group photograph of eighteen City of Kitchener Assessment Department employees on a Christmas card. The message on the right reads: Season's Greetings, Assessment Dept. Kitchener - 1963.
Storage Location
PB2
Subject Access
Christmas cards
Government employees
Group portraits
Alyea, Rod
Dahmer, Horace
Kehn, Jim
Marechek, Lee
Staebler, Carl
Michel, Charles
Stoner, Grace
Municipal government - Kitchener (Ont.)
Kitchener (Ont.) - Assessment Department
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Starting from the left side and standing in the back row, the following men have been identified: Rod Alyea, Horace Dahmer, and Jim Kehn. The third man from the left, in the second row, has been identified as Lee Marechek. In the front row,the following people have been identified, starting third from the left: Carl Staebler, Charles Michel and Grace Stoner.
Copyright Status
Copyrighted: Protected by copyright. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1919
Scope and Content
Under the leadership of Chief Librarian, B. Mabel Dunham, the staff of the Kitchener Public Library undertook a project to document Waterloo County (now Region) people who served Canada and the Empire in the Great War of 1914-1918. Dunham, a founding member of the Waterloo Historical Society, dire…
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Description Level
Item
Creator
Kitchener Public Library staff and volunteers
Material Details
Record group
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
Date of Publication
1919
Scope and Content
Under the leadership of Chief Librarian, B. Mabel Dunham, the staff of the Kitchener Public Library undertook a project to document Waterloo County (now Region) people who served Canada and the Empire in the Great War of 1914-1918. Dunham, a founding member of the Waterloo Historical Society, directed the project which saw the creation of information cards for each soldier or nurse who served in World War One. She also enlisted the help of military families, schoolchildren and the community in the gathering of names, histories and photographs. The original cards are in the Kitchener Public Library archival collection. They are housed and preserved in the Grace Schmidt Room of Local History. Access to this collection will be via this digital format only due to conservation reasons. Please note that the collection is not complete and the Library welcomes the addition of new names to the collection. The list of soldiers and nurses to be added to this online collection can be found under "Links" on the right hand side of the screen. The process of uploading soldier information cards will be ongoing between November 2014 and March 2015. Please check back often to see new additions and updates.
Storage Location
Grace Schmidt Room - Archives
Name Access
Kitchener Public Library staff and volunteers
Subject Access
Military life
Nurses
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Waterloo (Ont. : County) -- History
Place
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Notes
The soldier information cards are printed on white card stock and sometimes bear a photograph of the soldier or nurse. The length of the biography on the cards varies. The markings on the cards will indicate different events. Such as: Red cross - death Red slash - wound Red star - award or honour However, please note that some markings are in error or have fallen off the card over time. A volunteer project, launched in November 2013, undertook the transcription of World War 1 soldier cards and adoption of soldiers, for whom little information was known or recorded. The 'adopted' soldiers are being researched by volunteers using library, archival and online resources. Once researched, short biographies are submitted for inclusion in the soldier's record in this collection. The adoption phase of the project is ongoing.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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