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Item
Date Range
[ca. 1965]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of the Riverbank School (S.S. #15), Waterloo Township, Ontario, which reopened on 16 October 1965 as the Waterloo County Library.
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Description Level
Item
Creator
Dickson, F.W.R. (Frank William Roy), 1898-1984, Photographer
Accession Number
P000848
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
11.4 cm (W) X 7.7 cm (H)
12.8 cm (W) X 8.9 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[ca. 1965]
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of the Riverbank School (S.S. #15), Waterloo Township, Ontario, which reopened on 16 October 1965 as the Waterloo County Library.
Storage Location
PB1
Name Access
Dickson, F.W.R. (Frank William Roy), 1898-1984
Subject Access
Libraries
Schools
Waterloo County Library
Riverbank School
Place
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Cambridge, Ontario
Notes
Opened in 1832, Riverbank School was one of the first schools established in Waterloo County. In its early years, it was called the High Banks School, and later, Waterloo Township S.S. No. 15. The original log structure was replaced by a frame building, and later a stone schoolhouse around 1870. The school was closed in 1961. Riverbank School was purchased by the Waterloo County Library Board and later opened on 16 October 1965 as the Waterloo County Library. This photograph appears on page 74 of the 1965 Waterloo Historical Society annual volume. This photograph has scalloped edges.
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Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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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
Alfred
Soldier Last Name
O'Krafka*
Rank
Flying Officer
Regiment
Royal Canadian Air Force
Accession Number
WW2_O_008
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
O'Krafka*, Alfred
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Air Force
Place
Cambridge [Hometown]
Geographic Access
Cambridge, Ontario
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Item
Date Range
1944
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of Roland Angus Knack, in military uniform.
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P010369
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
5.8 cm (W) X 9.5 cm (H)
6.3 cm (W) X 9.7 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
1944
Date of Publication
1944
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of Roland Angus Knack, in military uniform.
Storage Location
PB1
Subject Access
Military uniforms
Soldiers
Knack, Roland Angus, 1914-2008
Place
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Cambridge, Ontario
Notes
Angus Knack was born 16 Jan 1914 in Preston, Ont. He enrolled in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps in 1944 and served in Ottawa, Ont., England and the Netherlands. He returned home to Preston in October 1945 and was employed by Werlich Industries until his retirement at age 57. He died on 9 Nov 2008. This photograph is part of the "Waterloo County Soldier Portraits" group.
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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 the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
  1 document
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_D_009
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 the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Dally, William J.
Dally, William John
Driver, Ann Hopkins
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Place
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada [Place of burial]
Kennington, England, United Kingdom [Place of marriage]
City of London, England, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Preston, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment and residence]
Geographic Access
Cambridge, Ontario
Kennington, England
London, England
Preston, Ontario
Notes
Private William John Dally enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Galt on November 2, 1914 at the age of 38. He served 3 years with the 118th Battalion overseas. William was born on November 22, 1875 in London, England. On February 17, 1901, he married his wife, Ann Hopkins Driver, in Kennington, England. They came to Preston in 1910, living on Fountain Street. It was there that they raised their family of five children - 4 boys and 1 girl. William worked as a bricklayer and for the Grand River Railway. He was Anglican. After the war, William returned to Preston where he continued to work for the railway until he retired in 1939. He died on November 24, 1954 at the age of 79 and is buried in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Dally, William J. Private. He enlisted from Preston and has returned there from service overseas.
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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.
  1 document
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_170
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.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Conway, Fred D.
Conway, J. D.
Conway, John Dumas
Conway, Bessie Doreen
Groh, Mary Elsie
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Royal Canadian Horse Artillery
Place
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada [Place of burial]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Hespeler, Ontario
Cambridge, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Notes
Gunner Fred Dumas Conway Fred was born on September 30th 1896 to John Dumas Conway and Mary Jane Roberts, who ran a book and stationary store at 114 Adam St in Hespeler. His brother, Harry Roberts Conway, also served in the war and he had a sister, Bessie Doreen Conway, who became a music teacher. He served with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in C Battery which was with the First Army in 1917 and the 3rd Cavalry Division in Feb 1918. Fred enlisted on 25 November 1915. His father was the witness on his attestation paper, in which Fred states his occupation was draughtsman and his religion was Methodist. He is described as having a dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair and was 5'4"inches tall. Fred later married Mary Elsie Groh (1892-1974) and the couple lived for many years in Toronto. In 1935 the couple were living at 300 Merton St, Eglinton and Fred worked as a mechanic. After retirement, they moved to York region. Fred died on 21 March 1971. He and his wife are buried in the Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, 2482 Maple Grove Rd., Cambridge.
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
Conway, Fred D. Enlisted with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. J.D. Conway of Hespeler is his father.
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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 star.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_E_027
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 contains a red star.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 2
Name Access
Elliott, R. Gordon
Elliott, Robert Gordon
Elliot, Robert
McQueen, Julia Wilson, Mabel Isabel
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Galt Collegiate Institute (Galt, Ont.)
Military Cross
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada [Place of burial]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Cambridge, Ontario
Notes
Lieutenant Robert Gordon Elliott enlisted on November 4, 1914, at the age of 26. At the time of his enlistment, he had already spent five years with the 29th Battalion in the Canadian Militia, so the military was not new to him. He rose through the ranks and earned a Military Cross as part of his service in the war. Gordon (as he was known) was born on December 28, 1889 to father Robert Elliott and mother Julia McQueen. He was the only boy in the family of five children. When the war began, he was working as a manufacturer. After the war, Gordon returned to Galt where he married his wife, Mabel Isabel Wilson in the Presbyterian Church on November 26, 1920. At the time of his marriage, Gordon was listed as a soap manufacturer. Gordon died on August 19, 1969 at the age of 79. He is buried in Mount View Cemetery in Cambridge.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Elliott, R. Gordon Lieutenant. He won the Military Cross. He was formerly a student at the Galt Collegiate Institute.
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Date Range
1919-1921
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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.
  1 document
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_F_063
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.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 2
Name Access
Foote, J.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
111th Battalion
Place
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada [Place of burial]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
City of London, England, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Cambridge, Ontario
Galt, Ontario
London, England
Notes
Walter John Foot was born on July 4, 1891 in London, England. He immigrated to Canada from Liverpool on April 6, 1907. He enlisted with the 111 Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Galt on December 4, 1915. His Regiment number was 730147. On his attestation papers, his profession was shown as 'engineer' and his religion as Church of England. He resided at 91 Barrie Street in Galt. Walter died in March 1962 at the age of 70. He was buried in Trinity Anglican Cemetery in Cambridge, ON.
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Kitchener Public Library
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Foote, J. Private. He has returned to Galt and lives at 91 Barrie Street. He served with the 111th Battalion.
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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.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_G_006
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.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 2
Name Access
Gambling, Edward A.
Gambling, Edward Alfred
Angell, Elizabeth
Gambling, James
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
29th Regiment
Place
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada [Place of immigration]
Greenwich, England, United Kingdom [Place of residence]
Sheerness, England, United Kingdom [Place of birth]
Preston, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada [Place of burial]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Geographic Access
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Greenwich, England
Sheerness, England
Preston, Ontario
Cambridge, Ontario
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Edward Alfred Gambling enlisted as a Private in Berlin, Ontario on January 25th 1915. His religion was Church of England and his trade was an engineer. Prior military experience included service with the 29th Regiment and four years with the 6th City of London Rifles Regiment. He became a Trooper in the 2nd Canadian Divisional Cavalry Squadron, part of the First Hussars Battalion. Born in England on December 15th 1879 in Sheerness-on-Sea, Sheppey, Kent, he was the oldest of several siblings. The family lived in Greenwich. On April 11th 1903 he married Elizabeth Angell, aged 24, at Greenwich East Christ Church. They and their children emigrated in 1912, arriving in Halifax, Nova Scotia and settling in Preston, Ontario. After the war the family continued to live in Preston where Edward worked for 32 years as an engineer for the local Public Utility Commission, retiring in 1952. Edward died on September 28th 1960 and is buried in Park Lawn Cemetery, Cambridge, alongside Elizabeth, his wife, who died in July 1958. As a past president of the local Canadian Legion, a Legion Plaque marks the grave. He was survived by a son, three daughters and four grandchildren as well as his brother James of Preston and a brother and two sisters in England.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Gambling, Edward A Private. He enlisted from Preston and has returned there from service overseas.
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1919-1921
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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.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_299
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 the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Bryant, Thomas
Bryant, John Thomas
Keady, Bridget
Bryant, Wedward
Bertram, Isabella
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
111th Battalion
29th Regiment
Place
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence and burial]
Geographic Access
Birmingham, England
Galt, Ontario
Cambridge, Ontario
Notes
Corporal John Thomas Bryant, also known as Thomas or Tom, was born 25 Nov 1893 at Birmingham, England. He was the son of Bridget Keady and Edward Bryant. Thomas immigrated to Canada at the age of 16 and resided in Cambridge, Ontario for 71 years. Prior to enlisting with the 111th Battalion at Galt, Ontario on 3 Jan 1916, Thomas served one year with the 29th Regiment H.L.I. At the time of his 1916 enlistment he was living with his mother his next of kin, at 66 West Main St. N., Galt, Ontario. His regimental number was 172464. He was single, a machine fitter, 5' 6", with a 33½" chest, fair complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair and his religion was Church of England. Upon his return from service he resided at 32 Bond St., Galt, Ontario. In 1917 Thomas married Isabella Bertram and had three children. He finished his trade with Canada Machinery Corp and retired from the Joy Manufacturing Company. Thomas died 2 January 1988 at Cambridge, Ontario and is buried at Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario. At the time of his death he was one of the last few remaining veterans of the 111th Battalion, which had distinguished service in WW1.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Bryant, Thomas. Corporal. Was attached to the 29th Regiment and enlisted with the 111th Battalion at Galt, January 3, 1916. He was born in England and his next of kin is Mrs. Edward Bryant, 66 West Main St., N., Galt. Since his return he lives at 32 Bond St., Galt.
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Ableson, Fenton Silvester

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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.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Accession Number
WW1_A_006
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.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Ableson, Fenton Silvester
Ableson, Myrtle
Cooper, Myrtle Martha
Ableson, Robert F.
Cunningham, Elizabeth Ann
Ableson, Fenton Huron
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
111th Battalion
Place
Caledon, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada [Place of burial]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment, marriage and residence]
Geographic Access
Caledon, Ontario
Cambridge, Ontario
Galt, Ontario
Notes
Private Fenton Silvester Ableson was born in Caledon, Peel County, Ontario on 31 December 1874. His father was John Preston Ableson, a farmer in Caledon, and his mother was Elizabeth Ann Cunningham. His Ontario Birth Registration gives his name as Fenton Huron Ableson. He married Myrtle Martha Cooper (1884-1972) on 18 January 1910 in Galt, Ontario. Their son was Robert F. Ableson (1925-1950). He is buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario, with his wife and son. He died on 29 January 1957.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Ableson, Fenton Silvester Private. Enlisted at Galt March 26, 1916 with the 111th Battalion. He was born in Canada and his next of kin is Mrs. Myrtle Ableson, 10 Concession St., Galt.
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