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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. Card also includes three red slashes.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_L_031
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 includes three red slashes.
Storage Location
SIC Box 3
Name Access
Launsberry, Edward
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
111th Battalion
Place
Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Amiens, Picardie, France [Place of military service]
Cambrai, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Messines, Flanders, Belgium
Vimy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
England, England, United Kingdom [Pace of military training]
London, Ontario, Canada [Place of military training]
Passendale, Flanders, Belgium [Place of military service]
Fresnoy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Blair, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Lens, Wallonia, Belgium [Place of service]
Geographic Access
Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Amiens, Picardie, France
Cambrai, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Messines, Flanders, Belgium
Vimy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
England
London, Ontario
Passendale, Flanders, Belgium
Fresnoy, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Blair, Ontario
Lens, Wallonia, Belgium
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
Launsberry, Edward Private. Enlisted with the 111th Battalion on March 20, 1916. His home is in Blair, Ontario, and he was only seventeen years and four months when he enlisted. He trained in London and also in England and landed in France on November 14, 1916. There he transferred to the 4th Battalion and he also served in the 1st Brigade French Motor Battery. He saw much service at the front, was at Vimy Ridge, Fresnoy, Messines, Lens, Passchendaele, Cambrai, Amiens, Arras, Valenciennes. He was twice wounded, on June 11 and on June 24, 1917. He was gassed in 1918.
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