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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a red cross.
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WW1_B_228
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Cards
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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
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
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Bray, Horace E.
Subject Access
Cavalry
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Galt Collegiate Institute (Galt, Ont.)
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of education]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
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Bray, Horace E. Lieutenant. Belonged to the 2nd Canadian Division Cavalry. He was educated at the Galt Collegiate Institute. Killed.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red cross.
  1 document
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WW1_B_300
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Cards
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11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 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 contains a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Buchanan, William C.
Subject Access
Engineers
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Galt Collegiate Institute (Galt, Ont.)
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of education]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
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Buchanan, William C. Sapper. Belonged to the 1st Field Company Canadian Engineers. He was education at the Galt Collegiate Institute. Killed.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red cross.
  1 document
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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WW1_C_060
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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
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 contains a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Cavers, J. Pomeroy
Cavers, James Pomeroy
Cavers, Andrew William
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Galt Collegiate Institute (Galt, Ont.)
Eaton Machine Gun Battery
Place
Saloníki, Epirus, Greece [Place of military service and death]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of education]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace and place of education]
Geographic Access
SalonĂ­ki, Epirus, Greece
France
Toronto, Ontario
Galt, Ontario
Notes
Lieutenant James Pomeroy Cavers was born on December 29, 1891 in Galt, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. His parents were Mrs. J. Dyas and Mr. William Andrew Cavers. Cavers was educated at the Galt Collegiate Institute, Upper Canada College and Toronto University. He was Presbyterian. On January 28th, 1915, Cavers enlisted in the Eaton Machine Gun Battery. He was promoted Sergeant before going overseas in May 1916. While in France, he fought on the front lines with the Battery until July 1916 when he was wounded in battle. Upon recovery, he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps, 150th Squadron as a cadet. In August 1917, he was commissioned to Lieutenant and sent to Saloniki, Greece on active service. On September 3, 1918, while on escort duty protecting a reconnaissance machine, he was attacked by six enemy planes. Against the odds, he stayed and fought in an effort to allow the slower machine to escape but his plane was hit and he landed in Lake Doiran. He was shot while swimming to shore and sank. In honor of his services, he was Mentioned in Despatches, and listed on the Doiran Memorial Cemetery in Greece. He is also commemorated on Page 584 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.
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Cavers, J. Pomeroy. Lieutenant. Belonged to the Eaton Machine Gun Battery. Educated at Galt Collegiate Institute. Killed.
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red cross.
  1 document
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WW1_C_069
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Cards
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11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collections - 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 contains a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Chapman, Ronald J.
Chapman, James Ronald
Vance, Lizzie
Chapman, Louis
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Galt Collegiate Institute (Galt, Ont.)
49th Battery
Place
Poperinge, Flanders, Belgium [Place of burial]
Passendale, Flanders, Belgium [Place of death]
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of education and residence]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace and place of education]
Geographic Access
Poperinge, Flanders, Belgium
Passendale, Flanders, Belgium
St. Catharines, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario
Galt, Ontario
Notes
Gunner James Ronald was born in Galt, Ontario 30 October 1894, son of Lizzie Vance and Louis Chapman. Educated at Galt Public School and Galt Collegiate Institute and attended the University of Toronto in Applied Science. Graduated with a B.A.Sc. (Mech. Eng.), Psi Delta Psi, President Electrical Club and member of the University's Canadian Officers Training Corp. While residing at 329 Bloor St. West, Toronto he enlisted on 22 February 1916 with the 49th Battery C.F.A., at St. Catharines, Ontario under service number 318008. His next of kin was his father Louis of 7 Front Street, Sault St. Marie, Ontario. He went overseas September 1916 and by March of 1917 was in France. He served in the 9th and 11th and finally the 3rd Battery as a Canadian Field Artillery Gunner. He went through the battle of Vimy Ridge and following engagements to Hill 70. On 28 October 1917, while with the 3rd Brigade at Passchendaele, his unit was answering S.O.S. calls when a shell struck the gun, wounding him. On 31 October 1917, he succumbed to his injuries at No. 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station. He is buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery in Belgium, Grave 19, Plot 8, Row D.
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Chapman, Ronald J. Gunner. Belonged to the 49th Battery. Educated at Galt Collegiate Institute. Killed.
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains two red stars.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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WW1_C_084
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Cards
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11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card - 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 contains two red stars.
Storage Location
WW1 SIC Box 1
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Chisholm, G. Brock
Chisholm, George Brock
Chisholm, Grace MacLean Ryrie
Chisholm, Catherine Anne
Chisholm, Brock Ryrie
Chisholm, Frank Herbert
McCraney, Lizzie Annette
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Galt Collegiate Institute (Galt, Ont.)
Place
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada [Place of death]
New Haven, Connecticut, United States [Place of education]
London, England, United Kingdom [Place of internship]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of education]
Amiens, Picardie, France [Place of military service]
Lens, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Oakville, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of education]
Geographic Access
Victoria, British Columbia
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
London, England
Toronto, Ontario
Amiens, Picardie, France
Lens, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Oakville, Ontario
Galt, Ontario
Notes
George Brock Chisholm was born on May 18, 1896 in Oakville, Ontario, Canada to parents Frank Herbert Chisholm, a Canadian militia officer, and Lizzie Annette McCraney. The family had strong ties to the military and to their hometown of Oakville, which was founded by his great-great-grandfather in 1827. On May 26th, 1915, at 18 years of age, Chisholm joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force, serving in the 15th Battalion as a cook, sniper, machine gunner, and scout. He rose to the rank of Captain, was injured once - a gunshot wound to the left thigh - and returned home in 1919. He was awarded the Military Cross for his efforts in a battle outside of Lens, France on October 18, 1917; and the Bar to M.C. in 1918 for his efforts at the battle of Amiens. The Military Cross was awarded for "conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty." He organised a defensive flank, working with a company that had lost its officers, and then later led a party to repulse a counter-attack. He showed great coolness and determination, leading his men with great skill and complete disregard of personal safety. He earned a medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1924. He then married Grace MacLean Ryrie Chisholm, whom he had met before the war. Their daughter, Catherine Anne Chisholm, was born in 1928 in London, England, while Chilholm was on an internship specialising in psychiatry. They also adopted a son, Brock Ryrie Chisholm. After six years of general practice in Ontario, Chisholm attended Yale University where he specialized in the mental health of children. In WWII he served as a psychiatrist dealing with psychological aspects of soldier training, before rising to the rank of Director General of the Medical Services, the highest position within the medical ranks of the Canadian Army. He was the first psychiatrist to head the medical ranks of any army in the world. In 1944, Chisholm became the first person to occupy the position of Deputy Minister of Health, which he held until 1946. Chisholm became the first Director-General for the World Health Organization in 1948, where he remained until his retirement in 1953. In 1956 he became the honorary president of the World Federalists of Canada. He co-founded the World Federation for Mental Health and was its president from 1956-1957. In 1959 the American Humanist Association named him Humanist of the Year. In 1968 Chisholm became the first honorary president of the Humanist Association of Canada. George Brock Chisholm, died on February 4th 1971, at Victoria's Veteran's Hospital in British Columbia due to pneumonia.
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Chisholm, G. Brock Lieutenant. Was a student at the Galt Collegiate Institute. He was the Military Cross with a bar.
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A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red cross.
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WW1_C_210
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Cards
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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 name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Crawford, Lawrence
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
World War One, 1914-1918
Galt Collegiate Institute (Galt, Ont.)
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of education]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
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Crawford, Lawrence Corporal. Belonged to the 3rd University Co. Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry. Educated at Galt Collegiate Institute. Killed.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red star.
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WW1_E_027
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Cards
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11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
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A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red star.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 2
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Elliott, R. Gordon
Elliott, Robert Gordon
Elliot, Robert
McQueen, Julia Wilson, Mabel Isabel
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Galt Collegiate Institute (Galt, Ont.)
Military Cross
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada [Place of burial]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Cambridge, Ontario
Notes
Lieutenant Robert Gordon Elliott enlisted on November 4, 1914, at the age of 26. At the time of his enlistment, he had already spent five years with the 29th Battalion in the Canadian Militia, so the military was not new to him. He rose through the ranks and earned a Military Cross as part of his service in the war. Gordon (as he was known) was born on December 28, 1889 to father Robert Elliott and mother Julia McQueen. He was the only boy in the family of five children. When the war began, he was working as a manufacturer. After the war, Gordon returned to Galt where he married his wife, Mabel Isabel Wilson in the Presbyterian Church on November 26, 1920. At the time of his marriage, Gordon was listed as a soap manufacturer. Gordon died on August 19, 1969 at the age of 79. He is buried in Mount View Cemetery in Cambridge.
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Elliott, R. Gordon Lieutenant. He won the Military Cross. He was formerly a student at the Galt Collegiate Institute.
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WW1_F_091
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30.7 cm (W) X 25.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
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Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 2
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Fraser, Edna E.
Subject Access
Military life
Nurses
Women and the military
World War One, 1914-1918
Galt Collegiate Institute (Galt, Ont.)
Whitby Military Hospital
Place
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom [Place of military service]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace and place of residence]
England, England, United Kingdom [Place of military service]
Geographic Access
France
Basingstoke, England
Galt, Ontario
England
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Fraser, Edna E. Enlisted in March 1915 and went overseas on May 17, 1915. She spent a short time in England and France and went in October to Salonika where she remained two years. She returned to Basingstoke where she remained until coming home in October 1918. She was here when the armistice was signed and so did not return. She is now engaged at the Whitby Military Hospital. She was born in Galt and educated at the Galt Collegiate Institute and was trained as a nurse in Toronto. Her home is at 53 Bruce St., Galt with her parents.
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Galt Collegiate Institute

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1902
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Black and white photograph of Galt Collegiate Institute, Galt, Ontario. The view shows the exterior of the school in summer and four unidentified people standing on the gravel walkaway in front of the building.
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Accession Number
P000804
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Photographs
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11.4 cm (W) X 7.7 cm (H)
12.7 cm (W) X 8.9 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
1902
Date of Publication
1902
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of Galt Collegiate Institute, Galt, Ontario. The view shows the exterior of the school in summer and four unidentified people standing on the gravel walkaway in front of the building.
Storage Location
PB1
Subject Access
Educational facilities
Schools
Galt Collegiate Institute (Galt, Ont.)
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Notes
Galt Collegiate Institute, formerly known as Galt Grammar School and Tassie's School, officially opened on 2 February 1852. Early in the twentieth century, a large addition was made to the building shown in this photograph. Photograph appears on page 35 of the 1972 Waterloo Historical Society annual volume.
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A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
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WW1_G_040
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Cards
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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 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 2
Name Access
Gibb, John M.
Gibb, David
Gibb (Mrs.)
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
War casualties
World War One, 1914-1918
Galt Collegiate Institute (Galt, Ont.)
Place
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment; Place of residence]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace and place of education]
Geographic Access
Hamilton, Ontario
Galt, Ontario
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Gibb, John M Private. He enlisted with 120th Battalion of Hamilton and went overseas in July 1917. As he was considered too old for the firing line, he was sent to the 3rd Labor Battalion. He was born at Galt October, 16, 1873 and educated at the Victoria and Duckson Schools and at The Galt Collegiate Institute. He is the second son of the late David Gibb and Mrs. Gibb, Park Avenue, Galt. He is married and his widow lives at 361 Cumberland St., Hamilton, Ontario. He was killed in action August 1, 1917.
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