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Clemens, Willard Ewart

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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.
Collegiate Institute at the age of 17 when he enlisted with the 118th Battalion as a signaller in November
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_124
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
Clemens, Willard Ewart
Clemens, David H.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Special Services at Home
Royal Flying Corps.
Signallers Co
Place
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada [Place of military service]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Blenheim, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Québec, Quebec, Canada [Place of military service]
Beamsville, Ontario, Canada [Place of military service and death]
Geographic Access
Ottawa, Ontario
Kitchener, Ontario
Blenheim, Ontario
Qu├ębec
Beamsville, Ontario
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
Clemens, Willard Ewart Lieutenant. Was in his fourth year at the Kitchener and Waterloo Collegiate Institute at the age of 17 when he enlisted with the 118th Battalion as a signaller in November 1915. A year later he was rejected for overseas service and placed in a Special Service from which he transferred to the Divisional Signallers of Ottawa. He served on a patrol boat as Signaller in Quebec Harbour for two months in the spring of 1917. In the autumn of that year he was discharged from the Canadian Army and accepted as a Cadet in the Royal Flying Corps. After training in Texas for the winter he was sent to Beamsville as an instructor. He was 2nd Lieut. He was accidently killed at the Beamsville Aviation Camp May 17, 1918 at the age of 20. Evangelical Association. He was the youngest son of Mr. David H. Clemens, 251 Frederick St., Kitchener, Ontario, and was born in Blenheim Township, Oxford Co.
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