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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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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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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.
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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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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.
  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.
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
Gambling, Edward A Private. He enlisted from Preston and has returned there from service overseas.
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