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118th Battalion soldiers in Victoria Park, Berlin, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
16 Feb 1916
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of members of the 118th Battalion in Victoria Park, Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario. The soldiers are gathered around the 1897 Peace Memorial, the top of which is visible under the vertical banner. The banner bears the phrase "Berlin will be Berlin No Longer". The meda…
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Description Level
Item
Creator
Denton, Ernest, 1883-1957, Photographer
Accession Number
P010396
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
30.5 cm (W) X 20.4 cm (H)
30.5 cm (W) X 20.4 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
16 Feb 1916
Date of Publication
1916-02-16
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of members of the 118th Battalion in Victoria Park, Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario. The soldiers are gathered around the 1897 Peace Memorial, the top of which is visible under the vertical banner. The banner bears the phrase "Berlin will be Berlin No Longer". The medallions showing the likenesses of Bismark and Von Moltke can be seen in the hands of two soldiers, who are standing below and to the left of the bottom of the banner. The large house in the background, on the right, is on Roland Street. The large house in the background on the left, is 101 David Street, also known as the Quickfall House.
Storage Location
PB10
Name Access
Denton, Ernest, 1883-1957
Subject Access
Demonstrations
Soldiers
Victoria Park (Kitchener, Ont.)
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
This is image is a January 2005 reprint of the original matted photograph, which is in a private collection. The photograph appeared in the 16 March 1916 edition of the Toronto Star. The image is believed to have been taken by Ernest Denton on 16 February 1916. Ernest Denton was a photographer in Berlin/Kitchener from approximately 1912 to 1955. He operated photography studios at various locations in the city. It is believed that many of these soldiers had participated in the previous night's riot in Berlin, during which the Concordia Club was ransacked by soldiers and civilians, the bronze bust of Kaiser Whilhelm I stolen, and other vandalism occurred. The next day, as depicted in this image, the soldiers visited the Peace Memorial in Victoria Park and pried off the bronze medallions of Bismark and Von Moltke. On 1 March 1916, the Berlin Park Board ordered the Peace Memorial destroyed so that it would no longer be a target of vandalism. The image may have been retouched and it is not known if the statement on the banner is original or if it has been altered in any way.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Members of the 118th Battalion, North Waterloo

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1916 and 1918]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white outdoor group portrait photograph of some members of the 118th Battalion, North Waterloo, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P009774
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
24 cm (W) X 17.5 cm (H)
25 cm (W) X 20 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[between 1916 and 1918]
Date of Publication
1916
Scope and Content
Black and white outdoor group portrait photograph of some members of the 118th Battalion, North Waterloo, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Luft, Frederick Christian, 1897-1966
Subject Access
Group portraits
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Luft, Frederick Christian, 1897-1966
Canadian Expeditionary Force - 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion
Notes
The only identified individual is Fred Luft. He is sixth from the right, in the back row. Private Fred Christian Luft enlisted at Kitchener on April 17, 1916. He was a born in Canada, the son of Julius Luft, 28 Spring St., Kitchener. He attended Kitchener Collegiate Institute from 1910 to 1912. The location of this photograph is not known. The image is a copy made of an original; the white border has a few light marks & slightly worn corners. The photograph was developed on heavy paper which has rippled.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Members of the 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion leaving the Berlin train station for training in London, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
22 May 1916
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of soldiers of the 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) leaving the Berlin train station on 22 May 1916 for training in London, Ontario. A large crowd of people, many of whom are holding umbrellas, are gathered at the train station to sen…
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Description Level
Item
Creator
Denton, Ernest (1883-1957), Photographer
Accession Number
P000488
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
20.8 cm (W) X 16.1 cm (H)
21.7 cm (W) X 16.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
22 May 1916
Date of Publication
1916-05-22
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of soldiers of the 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) leaving the Berlin train station on 22 May 1916 for training in London, Ontario. A large crowd of people, many of whom are holding umbrellas, are gathered at the train station to send off local recruits. Several factories can be seen behind the trains carrying the soldiers.
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Denton, Ernest (1883-1957)
Subject Access
Crowds
Farewells
Military training
Railroad stations
Soldiers
Train Station (Kitchener, Ont.)
118th Battalion
World War, 1914-1918
Canadian Expeditionary Force - 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
The photograph was taken on Monday 22 May 1916 in the morning and appeared in the Berlin Daily Telegraph on 25 May 1916. A black and white reprint of the photograph (copy 2) has not been digitized or uploaded.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Location - Copy
PB3
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Military band and soldiers marching down King Street East

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1914
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph postcard of a military band and soldiers, likely the 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion, marching down King Street, East in Berlin, Ontario. Onlookers can be seen standing on the sidewalks watching the men walk by.
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Description Level
Item
Creator
Kolb, Aaron Clemens (1871-1937), Photographer
Accession Number
P001385
Material Details
Postcards
Physical Description
12.9 cm (W) X 7.7 cm (H)
13.8 cm (W) X 8.4 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1914
Date of Publication
1914
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph postcard of a military band and soldiers, likely the 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion, marching down King Street, East in Berlin, Ontario. Onlookers can be seen standing on the sidewalks watching the men walk by.
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Kolb, Aaron Clemens (1871-1937)
Subject Access
Marching
Marching bands
Postcards
King Street East (Kitchener, Ont.)
118th Battalion
World War, 1914-1918
Canadian Expeditionary Force - 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Original cataloguing for the postcard notes that the postcard is from a First World War photo taken by Aaron Kolb. The image is noted as being part of the Edna Staebler Collection.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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