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Barker, George Charles

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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 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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Kitchener Public Library
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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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.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
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.
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
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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