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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
N.L.
Soldier Last Name
Douglas
Rank
Gunner
Regiment
100th Battery
Accession Number
WW2_D_172
Material Details
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Douglas, N.L.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
100th Battery
Place
Woodstock [Hometown]
Kitchener [Residence]
Geographic Access
Woodstock, Ontario
Kitchener, Ontario
Access Restriction
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Status
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Douglas, N. L. Picture included Name: N. L. Douglas Home Address: 54 Church St, Kitchener Civilian Occupation: Office Work Place of Birth: Woodstock, ONT Former Military Experience: None Present Rank: Gunner Date of Enlistment in C.A.S.F: June of '40 Unit of Enlistment: 100th L.A.A.Bty. Married or Single: Widower Signature
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
  2 documents
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
John B.
Soldier Last Name
Forbes
Rank
Lieutenant
Regiment
15th Canadian Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
Accession Number
WW2_F_014_D1
WW2_F_014_D2
Material Details
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
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Forbes, John B.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
15th Canadian Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
Place
Winona [Hometown]
Kitchener [Residence]
Geographic Access
Winona, Ontario
Kitchener, Ontario
Access Restriction
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Status
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Reproductions
If you would like to obtain a digital or print copy of this image, please see KPL's Photographic Reproduction Policy at http://www.kpl.org/localhistory/photographs
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Forbes, John Brookes [clipping] 20 Aug 1942 Kitchener Man Youngest Canadian Army Adjutant [image] Lieut. J.B. Forbes Believed to be the youngest adjutant in the Canadian armed forces, 21-year-old Lieut. J. B. Forbes of Kitchener was included in a western field artillery regiment just arrived overseas. A son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Forbes of Claremount Avenue, he has a brother and sister in Kitchener. Ralph, 18, will start his last year at the K-W Collegiate this fall, while Frances has completed two years at Western University. Lieut. Forbes left Queen's University in the middle of his course to become and instructor in tactics at Brockville Officers' Training Camp. Later, at the request of officers of his present regiment, he became orderly and then adjustant. The regiment has been thoroughly drilled in commando tactics. The unit also holds the distinction of being the first to be equipped completely with the Canadian-made 25-pounder guns. [clipping] 19 Jan 1945 Unknown Feat Brings M.C. to Captain Forbes Capt. John Brookes Forbes, son of Mrs. Ellen S. Forbes and the late Russell Forbes of 168 Claremont Blvd., serving with the R.C.A. overseas, has been awarded the Military Cross, it was learned today. No citation accompanies the announcement. Capt. Forbes went overseas in 1942 as adjutant of his regiment. At that time he was the youngest adjutant in Canada. He enlisted on Dec. 18, 1940. In July of last year he went to Normandy and later saw action in Holland and Belgium. While stationed in England he took a paratrooper's course and in November was sent back to England to report to the airborne command. Born in Winona, Ont., July 4, 1920, he attended public school and collegiate in Brantford where he resided prior to enlistment. In 1938 he went to Queen's University where he studied commerce and finance. It was while at university that he also took C.O.T.C. In 1941, his mother, a brother, Ralph, now in the R.C.A.F., a sister, Frances, and the late Mr. Forbes moved to Kitchener. His Father died in Sept., 1943.
[KDRIS] [N] Forbes, John Brookes [HA] 168 Claremount Blvd. [CO] Student (Queen's class of '42) [PB] Winona, Ont., July 4, 1920 [FME] C.O.T.C. Queen's [PR] Captain [DE] Dec. 18, 1940 [UE] R.C.A. (54th Reserve, Brantford) (15th Can. Field Reg. R.C.A.) [MS] Single
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