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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. Card also includes a photograph, a red cross and a red slash.
with 75th Battalion. He went to France about August 1, 1916. Wounded in action at Somme August 31, 1916
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_137
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. Card also includes a photograph, a red cross and a red slash.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Birley, Cecil George
Birley, Kathleen
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
75th Battalion
84th Battalion
Place
Bramshot, England, United Kingdom [Place of death and burial]
Somme, Centre, France [Place of military service and wounding]
Alexander, Manitoba, Canada [Birthplace]
England, England, United Kingdom [Place of military service]
Ayr, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Bramshot, England
Somme, Centre, France
Alexander, Manitoba
England
Ayr, Ontario
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
Birley, Cecil George Private. Enlisted August 28, 1915 with 84th Infantry Battalion and transferred to 75th Battalion. Presbyterian. Born at Alexander, Manitoba June 8, 1892. Educated at Grand View, Tranquility and Paris Plains North Public Schools. Moved to Waterloo County with his parents in 1912. Unmarried. His mother is Mrs. Kathleen Birley, R.R.3 Ayr, Ontario. He left Canada with 84th Battalion June 12, 1916 and after two days' leave in England he was put in training for scout and sniper with 75th Battalion. He went to France about August 1, 1916. Wounded in action at Somme August 31, 1916 with machine gun bullet through spine. Died September 17, 1916 in Frencham Hospital, Bramshott, England.
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