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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. Card also includes a photograph.
Baetz, Walter Edward Enlisted May 1, 1916 with the 118th Battalion. He left England for France
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_009
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.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Batez, Walter Edward
Baetz, John
Baetz, John (Mrs.)
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
2nd Canadian Pioneers
5th Battalion Canadian Engineers
Place
Amiens, Picardie, France [Place of military service]
Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Cambrai, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Cherisy, Centre, France [Place of military service]
Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
England, England, United Kingdom [Place of military service]
Geographic Access
Amiens, Picardie, France
Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Cambrai, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Kitchener, Ontario
Cherisy, Centre, France
Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
France
England
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, Walter Edward Enlisted May 1, 1916 with the 118th Battalion. He left England for France May 26, 1917 and joined the 2nd Canadian Pioneer Battalion, which became the 5th Battalion, Canadian Engineers. He took part in the battle for Hill 70 on August 15, 1917. He proceeded to Ypres Salient and acted as stretcher-bearer at Passchendaele from October 17, 1917 to November 13, 1917. He was south-east of Arras during the enemy's drive in the spring of 1918. He landed on the Amiens front for the colossal drive of August 18, 1918 and followed the advance until August 27, 1918. He returned to the Arras front and followed up advance through Cherisy, Bourlon Wood, Cambrai, Valenciennes until the breakup on November 11, 1918. Marched to Germany and visited most of the important cities of the Rhineland. He was never wounded. Born October 31, 1895. Methodist. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Baetz, 85 Elgin St., Kitchener.
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