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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. The card also bears a red star.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_A_065
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. The card also bears a red star.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Arnold, T. Albert
Albert, Thomas
Albert, Eliza
Hughs, Henry
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
World War One, 1914-1918
3rd Canadian Divisional Train
2nd British Army
Place
Preston, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
Chepstow, Wales, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Blair, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Preston, Ontario
France
Chepstow, Wales
Blair, Ontario
Notes
Arnold, Albert Private. Princess Patricia Light Infantry. He was born 12th November, 1890 in Mathern (Chepstow) Monmouthshire, Wales, the 5th of 9 children of Thomas and Eliza Arnold. He emigrated to Canada in 1910 and lived with his Uncle Henry Hughs in Preston. Upon the outbreak of the War he enlisted, 20th August, 1914, in Ottawa, as the 1019th member of the Princess Patricia's Light Infantry, and was deployed to to France Christmas 1914 as part of the 2nd British Army. On May 25, 1915 he was severely wounded and invalided out of service on May 27, 1915. It has not yet been confirmed if Albert was awarded the Mons Star as reported on his Soldier Information Card. According to the 1921 Census, Arnold is shown as married and a farmer in Blair, Ontario.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Arnold, T. Albert Driver. Served with 3rd Canadian Divisional Train. He won the Mons Star. He lived in Preston.
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Barbara Kinsey Bechtel tombstone

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1910 and 1930]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of the tombstone of Barbara Kinsey Bechtel. The headstone appears to be badly worn and broken. The top portion of the headstone is missing. A number of other tombstones can be seen in the background. The epitaph reads: "Wife of Henry W. Bechtel. Who died Dec. 17, 1881…
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000030
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
18.5 cm (W) X 24 cm (H)
20.2 cm (W) X 25.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[between 1910 and 1930]
Date of Publication
1920
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of the tombstone of Barbara Kinsey Bechtel. The headstone appears to be badly worn and broken. The top portion of the headstone is missing. A number of other tombstones can be seen in the background. The epitaph reads: "Wife of Henry W. Bechtel. Who died Dec. 17, 1881 aged 75 Yrs, 3 Mos, 82 days."
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Bechtel, Henry
Bechtel, Barbara Kinsey
Bechtel, Barbara
Subject Access
Cemeteries
Tombs & sepulchral monuments
Epitaphs
Place
Blair, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Blair, Ontario
Notes
Barbara Bechtel lived in Blair, Ontario, and was born 15 September 1806. She died on 17 December 1881. This image is in excellent condition. This image is part of the Jim Johannes Collection.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Photograph Collection
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Barker, George Charles

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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 the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. The card also bears a red cross.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_052
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. The card also bears a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Barker, George Charles
Barker, Henry
Barker, Mary
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
1st Battalion
Place
Blair, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada [Place of memorial]
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Ieper, Flanders, Belgium [Place of death and burial]
Kingdom of Belgium, Belgium, Belgium [Place of military service]
Brentwood, England, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of employment]
Geographic Access
Blair, Ontario
Cambridge, Ontario
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec
Ieper, Flanders, Belgium
Belgium
Brentwood, England
Galt, Ontario
Notes
Barker, George Charles Private. Regiment number: 7120 George served with the 1st Battalion (Western Ontario Regiment) in Belgium. He enlisted, and signed his attestation papers in September 1914 in Valcartier, Quebec when he was 19. He listed himself as a member of the Church of England. George was born on January 12, 1896 in Brentwood, Essex, England to Henry and Mary Barker. She was noted as his next of kin, living at Crookston Park, Blair, Ontario, as he was unmarried. On enlistment, he worked as a Buffer and Polisher at the Galt Brass Works, and had served for a year in the 29th Waterloo Regiment. There is some confusion about the details of his death, but he was listed as missing and presumed dead as of April 22, 1915 near Ypres (Vlamertinghe), Belgium. The Battalion had just arrived in Belgium when the Second Battle of Ypres began. The Germans attacked with the first large-scale use of chlorine gas. George is commemorated on page 4 of the First World War Book of Remembrance, as well as on the Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium (panel 10-26-28), and the Galt War Memorial in Cambridge, Ontario.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Barker, George Charles Private. He was employed by the Galt Brass Works, Ltd. Galt.
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[19-]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of the iron Blair Bridge spanning the Grand River.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000015
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
24 cm (W) X 19.8 cm (H)
25.3 cm (W) X 20.2 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[19-]
Date of Publication
1900
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of the iron Blair Bridge spanning the Grand River.
Storage Location
PB3
Subject Access
Bridges
Grand River (Ont.)
Place
Blair, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Blair, Ontario
Notes
The bridge was demolished in 1958. This image is a reproduction and is in excellent condition. This image is part of the Jim Johannes Collection.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
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Photograph Collection
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Bridge collapse in Blair, Ontario, during 1901 flood

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1901
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of Grand Trunk train with locomotive, passenger car, and baggage car on a flood-damaged bridge in Blair, Ontario, in 1901.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000024
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
23.9 cm (W) X 19.1 cm (H)
25.3 cm (W) X 20.2 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1901
Date of Publication
1901
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of Grand Trunk train with locomotive, passenger car, and baggage car on a flood-damaged bridge in Blair, Ontario, in 1901.
Storage Location
PB3
Subject Access
Bridges
Floods
Railroad accidents
Railroads
Passenger trains
Train wrecks
Place
Blair, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Blair, Ontario
Notes
This image is a reproduction and is in excellent condition. This image is part of the Jim Johannes Collection.
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
Photograph Collection
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Cigar man visit to Nicholson's Tavern

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1880 and 1900]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of a number of men and one boy standing in front of the Nicholson's Tavern, in Blair, Ontario. A man and a boy are seen in the foreground carrying a number of cigar cases. A man on the far right is holding a bicycle. Two horse carriages are visible as well. Three women…
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000023
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
23.9 cm (W) X 19.1 cm (H)
25.3 cm (W) X 20.2 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[between 1880 and 1900]
Date of Publication
1880
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of a number of men and one boy standing in front of the Nicholson's Tavern, in Blair, Ontario. A man and a boy are seen in the foreground carrying a number of cigar cases. A man on the far right is holding a bicycle. Two horse carriages are visible as well. Three women are seen on the tavern's second story veranda.
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Nicholson's Tavern
Nicholson's Hotel
Subject Access
Bicycles & tricycles
Carriages & coaches
Cigars
Hotels
Taverns (Inns)
Horse drawn carriage
Place
Blair, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Blair, Ontario
Notes
The man and boy carrying the cigar cases are identified as "Dad and Elmer." Nicholson's Tavern was located at 1679 Blair Rd, Blair, Ontario. This image is a reproduction and is in excellent condition. This image is part of the Jim Johannes Collection.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
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Photograph Collection
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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 contains a red cross.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_123
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 name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Clemens, Leon Paul
Clemens, W.H. (Mrs.)
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Ontario Agricultural College
Canadian Field Artillery
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Blair, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Guelph, Ontario, Canada [Place of education]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Blair, Ontario
Guelph, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Clemens, Leon Paul Private. Enlisted with O.A.C. Battery. Born at Blair 24 years ago. He was educated at Blair, at Galt Collegiate Institute and at the O.A.C. Guelph for two years. He was killed in action September 27, 1917. His step-mother lives on Spruce St., Galt, Ontario. Mrs. W.H. Clemens.
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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
Robert
Soldier Last Name
Cress
Rank
Private
Regiment
n/a
Accession Number
WW2_C_209
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
Cress, Robert
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
n/a
Place
Blair [Hometown]
Geographic Access
Blair, 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.
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Cress, Robert [clipping] 16 Apr 1944 Pte. Robert Cress son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Cress R.R. 1, Blair, enlisted October 13, 1943, and is now serving in France. Born in Blair, June 12, 1923, Pte. Cress attended Blair public school and before his enlistment worked on his father’s farm. An uncle served in the last war. Pte. Cress was an ardent hunter.
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Crowd gathered at Blair train station

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
March 1898
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of people gathered in front of the Blair train station to watch Fred Milatz dynamite the ice house, just below the Blair bridge in March 1898. The crowd is a mixed group of children, adults, and older adults.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000005
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
24.1 cm (W) X 19 cm (H)
25.3 cm (W) X 20.2 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
March 1898
Date of Publication
1898-03
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of people gathered in front of the Blair train station to watch Fred Milatz dynamite the ice house, just below the Blair bridge in March 1898. The crowd is a mixed group of children, adults, and older adults.
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Milatz, Fred
Subject Access
Crowds
Demolition
Icehouses
Railroad stations
Place
Blair, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Blair, Ontario
Notes
The demolition proved futile. Nature had taken its course; heavy rain had moved the ice house down the river over the Galt dam down to Lake Eve. This image is a copy of the original. This image is part of the Jim Johannes collection.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Crowd waiting for arrival of farm machinery parts at George A. Tilt's implement dealership

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1901
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph reproduction of an image showing a crowd of men, horses and wagons at the farm implement dealership of George A. Tilt, in Blair, Ontario, waiting for the arrival of farm machinery and parts in 1901.
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P000006
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
24 cm (W) X 18.7 cm (H)
25.4 cm (W) X 20.2 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
1901
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph reproduction of an image showing a crowd of men, horses and wagons at the farm implement dealership of George A. Tilt, in Blair, Ontario, waiting for the arrival of farm machinery and parts in 1901.
Storage Location
PB3
Subject Access
Carts & wagons
Crowds
Horses
Farm equipment dealerships
Tilt, George A., 1857-1927
Place
Blair, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Blair, Ontario
Notes
George A. Tilt was born 16 Dec. 1857 and died 21 Apr. 1927. He was a dealer of all kinds of agricultural implements in Blair and a cattle drover. Tilt served as Waterloo Township clerk from 1883 to 1918. He later moved to Preston, Ontario towards the end of his life.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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