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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.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_A_047
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
Anderson, John D.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
29th Highland Light Infantry Battalion
1st Canadian Infantry Battalion
Place
Givenchy-en-Gohelle, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Souchez, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of burial]
Geographic Access
Givenchy-en-Gohelle, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Galt, Ontario
Souchez, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Notes
Anderson, John D. Private. Prior to WW1, Private Anderson was a member of the 29th Regiment (Highland Light Infantry of Canada) in Galt, ON. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Valcartier, P.Q. on 23 September 1914. He was assigned to the 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion which arrived in England 14 October 1914. After training through the winter, they embarked for France in February, 1915. Private Anderson was killed in action at Givenchy, France on 15 June 1915. John Anderson was born 13 February 1888 in Galt, Ontario to John and Jane Anderson (nee Ballantyne). His religion was Presbyterian and his civilian occupation was teamster. He never married. At the time of his death, his next of kin was his older brother, by eighteen years, George Anderson of 30 May Street, Windsor, Ontario. Private Anderson is buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France (Grave Reference XVII. F. 4.)
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
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Anderson, John D. Private. Enlisted very early in the war with 29th Highland Light Infantry Battalion of Galt. He was killed in action at Givenchy, June 15, 1915.
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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. Card also contains a red cross.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_135
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 contains a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Bird, Edward
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
1st Battalion
Place
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec, Canada [Place of enlistment]
City of Leicester, England, United Kingdom [Place of birth]
Givenchy-en-Gohelle, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place where reported as missing in action]
Geographic Access
Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, Quebec
Leicester, England
Givenchy-en-Gohelle, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Notes
Sergeant Edward Bird (Regimental/Service #7019), enlisted on September 22, 1914 in Valcartier, Quebec, with the 1st Battalion Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment). He was born in Leicester, England on August 1, 1884. He is the son of James and Elizabeth Bird of 12 Linford Street, Belgrave Leicester, England. At the time of his enlistment he was not married and his trade was a shoe cutter. His listed his religion as Church of England. His unit sailed on October 3, 1914. Edward received a field promotion from Corporal to Sergeant on April 24, 1915. He was reported missing in action near Givenchy, France and was presumed to have died on June 15, 1915. Edward was 30 years of age. His sacrifice is honoured at the Vimy Memorial in France.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
If you would like to obtain a digital or print copy of this image, please see KPL's Photographic Reproduction Policy at http://www.kpl.org/localhistory/photographs
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Bird, Edward Sargeant.
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