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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
Eva
Soldier Last Name
Elliott
Rank
Aircraftwoman First Class
Regiment
Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division
Accession Number
WW2_E_041
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
Elliott, Eva
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division
Place
Barrie [Hometown]
Preston [Residence]
Geographic Access
Barrie, Ontario
Preston, Ontario
Access Restriction
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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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
George E.
Soldier Last Name
Grant
Rank
Lance-Sergeant
Regiment
Perth Regiment
Accession Number
WW2_G_011_D1
WW2_G_011_D2
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
Grant, George E.
Subject Access
Military life
Perth Regiment
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Place
Barrie [Hometown]
Waterloo [Residence]
Geographic Access
Barrie, Ontario
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), 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
Grant, George Edward [clipping] Kitchener Daily Record 5 January, 1945 [image] Lance-Sgt. Grant Kitchener Man's Nose in Italy A smash in the face by one of group of Germans he was helping capture gave 21-year-old Lance-Sgt. Geroge Grant a fractured nose. The young soldier was reported slightly wounded three weeks ago in action in Italy. His sister, Miss Kathleen Grant, 55 St. Leger St., has just been informed of the details. George enlisted with the Perth Regiment on Sept. 15, 1939, and has been overseas more than three years, serving in Italy for the past year. He left school to enlist, having received his education in Kitchener and in Barrie, where he was born. Prior to joining the active army, he received military training with the Scots Fusilliers reserve unit. [clipping] Kitchener Daily Record 5 April, 1945 G.E. Grant Winds Military Medal Among the 21 newly-announced awards for gallantry to members of the Canadian Army overseas is a Kitchener sergeant, recently punched in the face by a German prisoner, who received the Military Medal. He is Sgt. George E. Grant, 21, whose next-of-kin is Miss Kathleen Grant, 5 St. Leger St., a sister. Although Miss Grant was unaware of the award, she said that "from the tone of his last letter I took it for granted that he had done something." His last letter, received early in March, revealed that at the time he was a patient in a hospital in Italy suffering from pneumonia. A Perth Regiment sergeant, he suffered a broken nose last December when an arrogant German, one of a group he was helping to round up, smashed him in the face. A "thirty-niner", he enlisted at the outbreak of the war and of the time he has been overseas, more than three years, he has spent 12 months in Italy. Born in Barrie, he was educated there and in Kitchener, having given up his studies to join the army. He was a member of the Scots Fusiliers. [R] [clipping] Kitchener Daily Record 24 July, 1945 Sgt. Grant's Grim Tanacity Brings M.M. The citation covering the award of the Military Medal to Sgt. George Edward Grant, 5 St. Leger St., was announced today by the Department of National Defence. The award had previoysly been announced for gallantry in the Italian theatre. The 21-year-old veteran has since returned to Canada Stalks Enemy Patrol The citation reads: On the night of Jan. 2, 1945, this non-commissioned officer was ordered to lead forward a reconnaissance patrol of five men from the position occupied by "D" Company the Perth Regiment near Coventello to the Fossa Vetro. On his return he spotted an enemy patrol moving toward his unit's positions. He returned to his company head-quarters and obtained permission to take out his patrol again to ambush the enemy. While in the process of establishing hasty defences in Casa Galavatti, approximately 500 yards in from of the most forward position of his company, he was engaged by an enemy force estimated at 40 in strength. "They surrounded the house, swept the floors and windows with small arms fire, fired eight bazooka bombs into the house and then charged toward it. So skillfully had Sgt. Grant organized his position that all approached were covered and when he gave the order to fire, at a range of approximately 20 yards, heavy casualties were inflicted and the enemy disorganized. Kill Six In House "Six of the enemy succeeded, however, in gaining entrance to the ground floor. Sgt. Grant led two of his men down the stairs where they succeeded in killing them all with grenades and Tommy-gun fire. "From the time of the initial assault until relieved nine hours later, this small force was repeatedly attached. Each time the enemy was beaten off until finally eight of them were killed and 12 wounded. Sgt. Grant was responsible for killing two and wounding five. "This position was vital to the enemy as subsequent events showed he intended to use it as a base for a full-scale counter-attack. The bravery and skill displayed by Sgt. Grant and his grim determination to hold this position against terrific odds foiled the enemy's plans and allowed his battalion to continue its advance.
[photograph] [KDRIS] [N] Pt. George Edward Grant [HA] 102 Allen St. W Waterloo [CO] Student [PB] Barrie Ont [FME] Scots Fusiliers of Canada [PR] Private [DE] Sept 15 1939 [UE] Perth Reg. (M.G.) [MS] Single [S] George E Grant
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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 includes a red cross.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_M_260
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
9.8 cm (W) X 14 cm (H)
17.5 cm (W) X 22.7 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 red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 3
Name Access
Morris, Edward
Morris, Robert
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
111th Battalion
Place
Barrie, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Barrie, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Morris, Edward Gunner. Enlisted with the 111th Battalion, March 20, 1917. He was born at Barrie but was employed at the Canadian Office and School Furniture Company of Preston. He was killed in action November 11, 1917 at the age of twenty-four. He was the son of Robert Morris.
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