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Baird, Alexander Galt

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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 includes a photograph and two red slashes.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_026
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 two red slashes.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Baird, Alexander Galt
Baird, Alex (Mrs.)
Baird, Jean M.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
71st Battalion
Royal Air Force
10th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery
Place
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Somme, Champagne-Ardenne, France [Place of military service]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
London, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Hespeler, Ontario
Somme, Champagne-Ardenne, France
France
London, Ontario
Galt, Ontario
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
Baird, Alexander Galt Cadet. Enlisted October 2, 1915 at London with 71st Infantry Battalion. He transferred to 10th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery for service in France and then for commission in Royal Air Force. Presbyterian. Born at Galt, October 10, 1897 and educated at the Public School and Collegiate Institute of Galt. Unmarried. He was discharged February 6, 1919 and lives in Hespeler with his mother, Mrs. Alex Baird, Drawer M, Hespeler. He served overseas from April 11, 1916 to January 10, 1919. He was wounded at the Somme on November 18, 1916 and at Hill 70 on August 16, 1917. Jean M. Baird, Drawer M, Hespeler, Ontario.
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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 includes a photograph and a red cross.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_226
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
Bratten, Frederick
Bratton, Frederick
Harriott, D. (Mrs.)
Harriot, David
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
4th Battalion
70th Battalion
Place
Sussex, England, United Kingdom [Place of birth]
Somme, Champagne-Ardenne, France [Place of death]
Ayr, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Sussex, England
Somme, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Ayr, Ontario
Notes
Private Frederick Bratten (Regimental/Service #123048/#401653), enlisted on September 1, 1915 in London, Ontario, with the 70th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). He was born in Sussex, England on December 15, 1896. He was the foster son of David Harriot of Ayr, Ontario where he resided at the time of his enlistment. Harriot had lived in Kapuskasing, Ontario previously. Bratten was not married and his occupation was a farmer. His wartime records indicate that he was transferred to the 33rd Battalion on October 28, 1915, and that the unit sailed March 17, 1916 and arrived in England on March 25th. He was subsequently transferred to the 4th Battalion, CEF on June 28, 1916. Frederick was previously reported missing and then killed in action at the Battle of the Somme, October 8, 1916. He was 19 years of age. His sacrifice is honoured at the Vimy Memorial in France. Frederick's service records indicate that his surname was Bratten, not Bratton as noted on the soldier card. Mrs. David Harriot of Ayr, Ontario is also shown as next of kin for John Charles Brandon (see identifier WW1_B_223), but not recorded in Brandon's service file. The regimental/service number for John Brandon and Frederick Bratten are sequential and both enlisted in London on the same day (September 1, 1915).
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
Bratton, Frederick Private. He was killed in action. His home was in Ayr and his next of kin is Mrs. D. Harriott, Kapuskasing, Ontario.
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