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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_004
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
5.5 cm (W) X 8.9 cm (H)
6.2 cm (W) X 10.1 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
Abbott, James
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Place
Arrondissement du Havre, Haute-Normandie, France [Place of military service]
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada [Residence]
Strathroy, Ontario, Canada [Residence and burial place]
Ceatharlach, Carlow, Ireland [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Arrondissement du Havre, Haute-Normandie, France
Hespeler, Ontario
Strathroy, Ontario
Ceatharlach, Carlow, Ireland
Notes
Private James Abbott, Service No. 528517 Born in Carlow Ireland, James later resided at the Coombe Home in Hespeler, Ontario. He was a 22 year old student in Strathroy when he enlisted with the Number 2 Field Artillery Depot on 19 Jan 1916 at London Ontario. His next of kin was shown as Mrs. Emily Shepherd, sister, 56 Scollard Street, Toronto, ON on his attestation paper. He served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps at the CAMC Hospital at Havre, France. There, he became ill and was invalided to England with appendicitis. He returned to Canada and was discharged on 15 May 1919. James died on 26 May 1922 at the Byron Sanitarium. His death was attributed to a 'lingering illness' from the war. He is buried in the Strathroy Cemetery.
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
Abbott, James Private Was one of the boys from the Coombe Home in Hespeler, Ontario.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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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.
  1 document
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_D_017
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
Darlow, Leonard
Darlow, Amy
Schaeffer, Margaret
Darlow, Evelyn
Darlow, Winnifred
Darlow, Harold
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Place
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada [Place of residence]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Strathroy, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Linwood, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
City of London, England, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Kitchener, Ontario
Strathroy, Ontario
Linwood, Ontario
London, England
Notes
Leonard Darlow enlisted with the 118th Battalion in Kitchener on December 3, 1915. He was a sapper. He was born in London, England, on April 19, 1897, to Amy Darlow. At the age of 13, he lived in a boys' home run by the Church of England. At age 15, he was one of many English children sent to Canada "under the auspices of the Church of England Society" to a home for British Home Children in Sherbrooke, Quebec. At the time of his enlistment, he worked as a farmer in Linwood, Ontario. After the war, he married Ella Margaret Schaeffer on August 4, 1919, and settled in Elmira, where he worked as a cabinet maker. He and his wife settled in Strathroy, Ontario, where they raised two daughters, Evelyn and Winnifred, and a son, Harold. He was employed for many years by the Strathroy Public Utilities Commission, and was heavily involved in community work surrounding recreation facilities for the town's youth. Mr. Darlow died on October 15, 1950, and is buried in the Strathroy Cemetery.
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
Transcription
Darlow, Leonard. Private. He enlisted with the 118th Battalion at Kitchener December 3, 1915. He was born in England and his next of kin is Mrs. Amy Darlow, London, England.
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Marr, Osgoode Laverne

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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, a red slash and a red cross.
when in France. Presbyterian. Born at Strathroy, Ontario, Sept. 8, 1900 and educated at Kitchener
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_M_129
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
9.8 cm (W) X 14 cm (H)
17.5 cm (W) X 22.7 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 slash and a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 3
Name Access
Marr, Osgoode Laverne
Marr, George, Marr George (Mrs.)
Fraser, Adeline
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Canadian Railway Troops
256th Construction Battalion
Place
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Strathroy, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
France
Kitchener, Ontario
Strathroy, 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
Transcription
Marr, Osgoode Laverne Sapper. Enlisted Feb. 8, 1917 with 118th Infantry Battalion, North Waterloo. Transferred to 256th Construction before leaving for overseas and to 9th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troop when in France. Presbyterian. Born at Strathroy, Ontario, Sept. 8, 1900 and educated at Kitchener Public schools. He enlisted when 16 years and six months old. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Marr, live at 10 King St. E., Kitchener. He was gassed Sept. 20, 1917 and in Hospital for four weeks. On Feb. 21, 1918 while out gathering firewood for the Battalion he was killed by a Hun dugout caving in. This was in France. He was buried in the Military Cemetery with full military honors and his pals erected a monument over his grave. Adeline Fraser, 11 Eby St. N., Kitchener
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Sapper Osgoode Lavergne Marr

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1916 and 1918]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of Sapper Osgoode Lavergne Marr, in uniform.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P002077
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
12.2 cm (W) X 17.9 cm (H)
12.7 cm (W) X 20.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[between 1916 and 1918]
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of Sapper Osgoode Lavergne Marr, in uniform.
Storage Location
PB3
Subject Access
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Marr, Osgoode Lavergne, 1899-1918
Place
Strathroy, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Strathroy, Ontario
Notes
Sapper Osgoode Lavergne Marr was born on 8 September 1899 in Strathroy, Ontario and later moved to Berlin. He enlisted in the 118th Battalion at the age of 16. Sapper Marr died in action at Arras, France on 21 February 1918, while serving with the railway troop. His attestation paper for the Canadian Expeditionary Force, dated 15 March 1916, shows his name as: LaVergne Marr. This photograph is part of the "Waterloo County Soldier Portraits" group.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
G.A.
Soldier Last Name
Scott
Rank
Lieutenant
Regiment
Royal Canadian Army
Accession Number
WW2_S_121
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Scott, G.A.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Army
Place
Strathroy [Hometown]
Kitchener [Residence]
Geographic Access
Strathroy, Ontario
Kitchener, Ontario
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Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Status
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Kitchener Public Library
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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