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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
W.T. "Bill"
Soldier Last Name
Aitken
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Regiment
"C" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_A_014
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
Aitken, W.T. "Bill"
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
"C" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Galt
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
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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.
had five years military training with the H.L.I. of C. His wife and three children are living at 21
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Item
Soldier First Name
Clem
Soldier Last Name
Alexander
Rank
Lance Corporal
Regiment
"D" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_A_021
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
Alexander, Clem
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
"D" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Galt [Residence]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Alexander, Clem [clipping] Aug. 16, 1940 Clem Alexander [image] Lance-Cpl. Clem Alexander was assigned to D company after enlisting on June 19th. He was born in Dundee, in Scotland, Oct. 6th, 1911. Educated in Scotland and in Galt. L.-Cpl. Alexander was a textile worker before his enlistment. He has had five years military training with the H.L.I. of C. His wife and three children are living at 21 Pollock Avenue, Galt. Lance-Cpl. Alexander had six near relatives in the last war, a grandfather, father and four uncles serving with the Royal Scots. He is Protestant in faith.
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Date Range
1939 - 1946
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
was assigned to D Company of the H.L.I. of C. after enlisting on July 20th of this year. He was born
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Item
Soldier First Name
Glen A.
Soldier Last Name
Allen
Rank
Private
Regiment
"D" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_A_032
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
Allen, Glen A.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
"D" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Thedford [Hometown]
Geographic Access
Thedford, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Allen, Glen A. [clipping] 10 Aug 1940 GLEN A. ALLEN [image] Private Glen Adrian Allen was assigned to D Company of the H.L.I. of C. after enlisting on July 20th of this year. He was born in Thedford on May 22, 1904. He attended school in St. Thomas and worked as a worsted spinner prior to his enlistment. His wife, Mrs. Ruby Allen now lives in Preston. Two uncles, Billie Allen and Roy Barnes served in the Great War. Pte. Allen's religion is Anglican.
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Date Range
1939 - 1946
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
, prior to his enlistment June 23 with the H. L .I. of C. He is now attached to H.Q. company . His wife
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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Arthur
Soldier Last Name
Barradell
Rank
Private
Regiment
H.Q. Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_B_071
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
Barradell, Arthur
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
H.Q. Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Galt [Residence]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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ARTHUR BARRADELL [clipping] Aug 29, 1940 [image] Private Arthur Barradell was born in Leicestershire, Eng., Dec. 3, 1915. He attended Dickson School in Galt, and was employed here as a truck driver, prior to his enlistment June 23 with the H. L .I. of C. He is now attached to H.Q. company . His wife, Mrs. A. Barradell and their one daughter are living at 166 Shade street, Galt. Pte. Barradell’s father and nine uncles served in the Great War. He attends the Baptist church.
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Date Range
1939 - 1946
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
was assigned to H.Q. company after enlisting on June 23 with the H.L.I. of C. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta
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Item
Soldier First Name
Edward W.
Soldier Last Name
Dallow
Rank
Private
Regiment
H.Q. Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_D_010
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
Dallow, Edward W.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
H.Q. Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
St. George
Geographic Access
St. George, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Dallow, Ed. W. [clipping] Galt 17 Aug 1940 Ed. W. Dallow [image] Private Edward W. Dallow was assigned to H.Q. company after enlisting on June 23 with the H.L.I. of C. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta, May 31, 1915, and attended Longbranch school at Toronto. He was employed as a driver at St. George before enlisting. His father, E.H. Dallow, is now living in Hamilton. Pte. Dallow's religion is Anglican.
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Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
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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
Bert
Soldier Last Name
Egerton
Rank
Private
Regiment
"C" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_E_026
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
Egerton, Bert
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
"C" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
n/a
Access Restriction
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Date Range
1939 - 1946
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
with the 1st Battalion H.L.I. of C. Albert is a bugler attached to "A" Company and Edward is a private
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Item
Soldier First Name
Albert H.
Soldier Last Name
Eldred
Rank
Bugler
Regiment
"A" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_E_035
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
Eldred, Albert H.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
"A" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Galt [Residence]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Eldred, Albert H. [clipping] 4 Sept. 1940 Eldred Brothers [image] Albert Eldred [image] Ed. Eldred These two brothers, Albert Harold Eldred and Edward Ernest Eldred, are both on active service with the 1st Battalion H.L.I. of C. Albert is a bugler attached to "A" Company and Edward is a private attached to Headquarters Company. They are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Eldred, 21 Front Street. Albert was born in London, England, July 2, 1908 and Edward was born in Galt, Dec. 24, 1916. Albert is married and his wife and son and daughter (twins) live at 19 Charles St. Edward is not married. They both attended Victoria school in Galt. Edward also went to the G.C.I. Both were shoe-workers before enlisting. A third brother, Fred Eldred, is with the 2nd Btn. H.L.I. of C. and during the last war five uncles saw active service and their father was sergeant major of the 34th Battalion. Albert had been with the H.L.I. of C. for 12 years before the unit was mobilized to war strength. Both are Anglicans in religion. [KDRIS] [N] A. H. Eldred [HA] 19 Charles St., Galt [CO] Shoe Cutter [PB] London, England [FME] 12 yrs. H.L.I.of C. [PR] Pte. Bugler [DE] June 9/40 [UE] H.L.I. of C. [MS] married [S] A.H.Eldred
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A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
The H.L.I. of C. has twin brothers in the ranks, namely: Ralph Rigsby Elliott and Robert George Elliott
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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Ralph R.
Soldier Last Name
Elliott
Rank
n/a
Regiment
H.Q. Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_E_043
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
Elliott, Ralph R.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
H.Q. Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Galt [Hometown]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Elliott, Ralph R. [clipping] September 3, 1940 [image]Ralph Elliott [image]Robert Elliott The H.L.I. of C. has twin brothers in the ranks, namely: Ralph Rigsby Elliott and Robert George Elliott, both natives of Galt. They enlisted in June within a day of each other and they are both in Headquarters Co'y. The twins attended school in Galt, but before enlisting Ralph was working in Preston as a welder and Robert was working in Galt as a weaver. They are married, and Ralph's wife resides in Preston at 148 Wellington St., Robert's wife is living in Galt at 3 Imperial Lane. They had an uncle on active serivce in the last great war. Ralph's religion is Roman Catholic and Robert is Baptist by religion.
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A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
26, 1940, with the H.L.I. of C. He was born in Galt on Aug. 15, 1921. Pte. Elmes attended Central
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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Leonard
Soldier Last Name
Elmes
Rank
Private
Regiment
"D" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_E_051
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
Elmes, Leonard
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
"D" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Galt [Hometown]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
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Elmes, Leonard (clipping) 27 Sept 1940 (image) Leonard Elmes Pte. Leonard Elmes enlisted June 26, 1940, with the H.L.I. of C. He was born in Galt on Aug. 15, 1921. Pte. Elmes attended Central School and the G.C.I. Before going on active service he was working as a machinist. Two uncles served in the last war. His religion is Anglican. Pte. Elmes is not married. He is attached to D Company.
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A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
of C. Pte. Erison was born in Galt Nov. 11, 1920. He went to school here at Central public, and before
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Item
Soldier First Name
Sherman
Soldier Last Name
Erison
Rank
Sergeant
Regiment
"A" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_E_070
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
Erison, Sherman
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
"A" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Galt [Hometown]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Erison, Sherman Four newspaper clippings, three with photos (all the same) Pte. Sherman Erison, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Erison Jr., 44 Haddington St., enlisted June 6, 1940, with the 1st btn. H.L.I of C. Pte. Erison was born in Galt Nov. 11, 1920. He went to school here at Central public, and before enlisting he was a machinist. He had been with the regiment three years before it was mobilized. He is protestant in religion. An uncle served the last war. Hand dated Sept 12, 1940 Sherman Erison is Awarded Military Medal Hand dated May 25, 1945 Sgt. Sherman Walter Erison, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Erison Jr., 44 Haddington Street, has been awarded the Military Medal. The award was announced today by the department of National Defence, Ottawa, in a list of 39 officers and men of the Canadian Army overseas who are receiving decorations for gallantry in action. No citation accompanied the announcement. Sgt. Erison, who enlisted with the H.L.I. of C. when it was mobilized in 1940 and has been serving with the local unit ever since. He has been wounded near Caen and was away from his unit four weeks. The other two times he remained with his unit. Mr. and Mrs. Erison had received a letter from a friend of their son who told them that Sherman had won the Military Medal. He had, however, never mentioned it in any of his own letters. He was scheduled to go on furlough from May 17 to Jun1 and his parents believe that he is now in England, after which he will return to the H.L.I or C. Sherman Erison Led Attack Through Mines Hand dated June 26, 1945 The citation covering the previously announced award of the Military Medal to Sgt. Sherman Erison, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Erison Jr., 44 Haddington Street, was released today by the Department of National Defence, Ottawa. "On February 4, 1945, Cpl. Erison (the rank held on that date), a section leader in No.7 platoon, A company, the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, displayed outstanding courage and devotion to duty," the citation said. "No.7 platoon was given the task of occupying Eingjeshof, a large group of farm buildings in enemy territory, at night, in order to provide a firm base from which to launch a first-light attack. "At 3:30am February 5, 1945, while approaching Eindjushof, 7 platoon encountered a thick anti-personnel minefield, suffering two casualties. the platoon commander detailed Cpl. Erison to return to the start line for stretcher bearers. Cpl. Erison led the stretcher bearers into the minefield to the casualties. A stretcher bearer stepped on a mine, and Cpl. Erison was painfully wounded about the face and eyes by the explosion. Despite his own wounds he assisted and directed the evacuation of casualties from the minefield. "When it became evident that the launching of the first-light attack was imperilled by the delay in the minefield, Cpl. Erison refused evacuation, and guided the attacking force quickly and safely through the minefield. He then rejoined his section and remained on duty until the operation was complete. "Cpl. Erison's devotion to duty and courageous disregard for his own safety were directly responsible for the success of the operation."
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