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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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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_008
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.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Baetz, John Henry
Baetz, Hannah
Baetz, John Sr.
Harrison, Margaret
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
2nd Canadian Pioneers
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Baltimore, Maryland, United States [Place of residence]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Polk County, Florida, United States [Place of death]
Detroit, Michigan, United States [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Polk County, Florida, United States
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Notes
Baetz, John Henry Service Number 542170. Lance Corporal. John was born in German Mills (now part of Kitchener), Ontario on March 23, 1898. He enlisted on July 19, 1916 and served with the 118th Battalion, subsequently transferring to the 2nd Canadian Pioneer Battalion. At the time of his enlistment he lived with his parents, John Sr. and Hannah, at 85 Elgin Street, Berlin (now Kitchener) Ontario. He was a Methodist. Prior to his enlistment, he was a draftsman. He survived the war and in July 1922 emigrated to the United States at Detroit. He listed his trade as a tinsmith. On December 24, 1924 he married 19 year old Margaret Harrison of Windsor, in Windsor, Ontario. The couple then moved to Baltimore, Maryland. John died on February 14, 1980, at the age of 81, in Polk County, Florida.
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
Baetz, John H. Private. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Baetz, 85 Elgin St.,Kitchener, Ontario. Methodist. Unmarried.
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