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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.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_A_068
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
Ashcroft, Arthur
Ashcroft, Elizabeth
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
111th Battalion
10th Battalion Railway Construction Troops
9th Battalion Canadian Railway Troops
Place
City and Borough of Leeds, England, United Kingdom [Place of birth]
Guelph, Ontario, Canada [Place of re-enlistment 1917]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment 1916]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Leeds, England
Guelph, Ontario
Galt, Ontario
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Sapper Arthur Ashcroft (Regimental/Service #730347/1099655), enlisted on January 10, 1916 in Galt, Ontario with the 111th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. He re-enlisted again on February 13, 1917 in Guelph, Ontario with the 256th Railway Construction Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was born on June 8, 1898 in Leeds, Yorkshire England. His next of kin was listed as Elizabeth Ashcroft (mother) of 149 King Street East, Kitchener, ON. At the time of his enlistment, he was not married and his occupation was labourer. He listed his religion as Church of England. His unit sailed from Halifax on the SS Missanabie on March 26, 1917 and arrived in England on April 7, 1917. He was transferred to the 10th Canadian Railway Troops on May 31, 1917 and served with the 9th Canadian Railway Troops in France.
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
Ashcroft, Arthur His home was in Kitchener. Methodist. He was employed at Doon Twines, Limited.
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Heslop, Charles Alexander

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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 name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains three red slashes.
. Mrs. Potter, Brett's Lane, Leeds, England is his next of kin. He left Preston for Valcartier Camp
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_H_169
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 name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains three red slashes.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 2
Name Access
Heslop, Charles Alexander
Potter (Mrs.)
Crawley, Bertha
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
1st Battalion
Place
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service and injury]
Leeds, England, United Kingdom [Place of birth and education]
Preston, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Geographic Access
France
Leeds, England
Preston, Ontario
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
Heslop, Charles Alexander Sergeant. Enlisted in August 1914 with the 1st Battalion and transferred to the Instruction Battalion. Methodist. He was born and educated in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. Mrs. Potter, Brett's Lane, Leeds, England is his next of kin. He left Preston for Valcartier Camp in August 1914 and the same month he went overseas. He was wounded twice in France, in the right eye by a German bayonet and on another occasion in the head. He was also gassed. Bertha Crawley, Preston, Ontario.
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