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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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1919-1921
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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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.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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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.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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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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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 two red slashes.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_140
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 two red slashes.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Bish, Edward Noble
Bish, William
Starnaman, Herbert
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
71st Battalion
31st Battalion
Place
Lens, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service and wounding]
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Somme, Centre, France [Place of military service and wounding]
Geographic Access
Lens, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Somme, Centre, France
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Bish, Edward Noble Lance Corporal. Enlisted Sept. 9. 1915 with 71st Infantry Battalion. Transferred to A Company, 31st Battalion. Methodist. Born Waterloo, Ontario, June 2, 1896 and educated at Central School, Waterloo and Kitchener and Waterloo Collegiate and Technical Institute. His father is Mr. William Bish, Herbert St., Waterloo, Ontario. He is still in France. Twice he was wounded once at the Somme and again near Hill 70. Herbert Starnaman, 54 Braun St., Kitchener.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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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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Accession Number
WW1_B_323
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
Burke, Billie
Burke, James William
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Coombe Home (Hespeler, Ont.)
Place
Stratford, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Somme, Centre, France [Place of death]
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Stratford, Ontario
United Kingdom
Somme, Centre, France
Hespeler, Ontario
Notes
Private James William "Billy" Burke was born circa 1895 in the United Kingdom. He left the UK for Canada aboard the SS Tunisian, departing Liverpool for Quebec, arriving on May 11, 1907 with his final destination being Stratford, Ontario. He was traveling with a party of 90 other home children under the care of Annie Macpherson Homes. At some point he moved to the Coombe Home in Hespeler. He was killed in 1916 at the Somme.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Burke, Billie. Private. He was one of the boys of the Coombe Home, Hespeler. He was killed at the Somme in 1916.
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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 and a red cross.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_007
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 and a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Call, George Walter
Call, William B.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
111th Battalion
29th Regiment
Place
Somme, Centre, France [Place of military service; Place of death]
Montréal, Quebec, Canada [Place of education]
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada [Place of education]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of birth; Place of education]
Preston, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Somme, Centre, France
Montréal, Quebec
Hamilton, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Preston, Ontario
Galt, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Call, George Walter Captain. Only son of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Call, 21 Spruce St., Galt. He was born May 31, 1888 at Toronto, educated at the Dundee Public and High School and at the Normal School at Hamilton. His parents then moved to Galt and he taught for a while in the Galt Schools. Later he gave up teaching to study for the Presbyterian ministry. He took courses at the University of Toronto and at McGill University but before he had completed his studies the war broke out. He had previous to the outbreak of war been a member of the 29th Regiment and when he enlisted with the 111th Battalion he became Captain of D. Company of Preston. He was killed in action May 3, 1917 Somme. He enlisted at Preston, May 23, 1916.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Accession Number
WW1_L_129
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 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.
Storage Location
WW1 SIC Box 3
Name Access
Lovett, James H.
William, Lovett
Morton, Jennie
Watson, Margaret Dorthy
Lovett, Robert Edward
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Galt Collegiate Institute (Galt, Ont.)
Place
Ieper, Flanders, Belgium [Place of military service]
Somme, Centre, France [Place of military service]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of education]
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada [Place of employment]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of employment]
Paris, Ontario, Canada [Place of education]
Ayr, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Ieper, Flanders, Belgium
Somme, Centre, France
Galt, Ontario
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Toronto, Ontario
Paris, Ontario
Ayr, Ontario
Notes
James enlisted August 1914, Winnipeg Manitoba, 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), rank of Private. Transferred to 13th Battalion, (Royal Highlanders) as Lieutenant, Sept. 1915. Promoted Captain, May 1916; Major, Sept. 1916; Lieutenant Colonel, December 1918. Principal actions: Ypres, Festubert, 1915; Ypres, Somme, 1916; commanding 20th Reserve Battalion (Royal Highlanders, of Canada), Bramshott and Ripon, England. Injured from gunshot wounds three times. Awarded the Military Cross "for conspicuous gallantry in action". Life member of the Military Institute Black Watch Association. Born July 26, 1889 in Ayr, ON, James was the youngest son of Dr. William Lovett and Jennie Morton. Educated at Galt and Paris Collegiate Institutes, he joined the Canadian Bank of Commerce in Winnipeg. The "Commerce boys" who enlisted were encouraged by the Bank to keep in touch by letters home and consequently the Bank published 2 volumes tracking "their" boys' war record and stories. James married Margaret Dorothy Watson at her family home, Ayr. They had one son, Robert Edward Lovett. James transferred from Winnipeg to the Bank's Head Office in Toronto where he worked until retirement in 1949. James passed away December 22, 1984, interred in the Ayr Cemetery. Source: The Canadian Bank of Commerce, Letters From the Front - 1914 - 1918, Volumes I and II, Edited by Charles Lyons Foster and William Smith Duthie, 1920.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Lovett, James H. Major. He won the P.T.O. and the Military Cross.
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