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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1916
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white framed outdoor panoramic photograph showing a view of a military encampment, largely tents, taken from above. The photograph is labelled "Camp Borden", and is dated 1916. The photograph shows numerous tents and some wooden building structures. Several figures are seen throughout the…
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Description Level
Item
Creator
Halpern, C., Photographer
Accession Number
P004047
Material Details
Photographs
Panoramic photographs
Physical Description
39.7 cm (W) X 16.2 cm (H)
44.7 cm (W) X 21.2 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1916
Date of Publication
1916
Scope and Content
Black and white framed outdoor panoramic photograph showing a view of a military encampment, largely tents, taken from above. The photograph is labelled "Camp Borden", and is dated 1916. The photograph shows numerous tents and some wooden building structures. Several figures are seen throughout the image.
Storage Location
Art Rack
Name Access
Halpern, C.
Camp Borden
Subject Access
Military camps
Military life
Military training
Panoramic photographs
Camp Borden
Place
Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario
Notes
The image is in good condition. Some minor rippling can be seen under the glass.
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
Photograph Collection
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Canadian Women's Army Corps barracks at the Number Three Basic Training Centre, Kitchener, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1943
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of the barracks at the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC)Number Three Basic Training Centre in Kitchener, Ontario. The barracks is a long single story building with a door visible on the left hand side of the picture. On the right hand side, there is a laundry line with w…
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P002021
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
7.6 cm (W) X 7.8 cm (H)
8.8 cm (W) X 9 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
1943
Date of Publication
1943
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of the barracks at the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC)Number Three Basic Training Centre in Kitchener, Ontario. The barracks is a long single story building with a door visible on the left hand side of the picture. On the right hand side, there is a laundry line with washing hung out and an unidentified woman holding some washing at the far right.
Storage Location
PB1
Subject Access
Barracks
Military life
Canadian Women's Army Corps
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, 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
Photograph Collection
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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 name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. The soldier card (see Document PDF) incorrectly bears the name of Leon Cotton. The soldier's correct name is Leon Cattin.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_194
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
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. The soldier card (see Document PDF) incorrectly bears the name of Leon Cotton. The soldier's correct name is Leon Cattin.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Cattin, Leon
Cattin, Leon Adrien Aurelien
Pittock, Ada
Drobot, Jeanetta
Lock, Eva
Cattin, Jeanetta
Cattin, Eva
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Place
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland [Birthplace]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada [Place of post WW1 convalescence]
Buxton, England, United Kingdom [Place of convalescence during WW1]
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada [Residence and place of attestation]
City of London, England, United Kingdom [Residence]
Bright, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Toronto, Ontario
Buxton, England
Hamilton, Ontario
London, England
Bright, Ontario
Notes
Cattin, Leon Private Leon Adrien Aurelien Cattin was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton Neuchâtel, Switzerland on May 16, 1891. As a 13 year old, he apprenticed as a pastry chef. By the time he was 19, he was living in London, England. In 1913, he sailed from Liverpool to Portland, Maine on the Dominion. He moved to Toronto shortly thereafter, then later to Hamilton. At the time of his enlistment on January 22, 1917, Leon was living at 565 Mary St N.,Hamilton. His regimental number was 225390. While overseas, Leon was injured and spent time in Buxton's Granville Canadian Special Hospital. Upon returning to Canada, he was sent to Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital for further rehabilitation because of a gunshot wound to his arm. Leon married Ada Pittock of Plattsville on March 3, 1920 and they began farming near Bright, ON. They had 2 daughters, Jeanetta Drobot (London, ON) and Eva Lock (Woodstock). From 1943 to the late 1960s, Leon was a coal merchant and then he operated a shoe repair shop in Bright. For many years he and Ada were Bright correspondents for the Ayr News. He died on April 1, 1975. He is buried in the Chesterfield Cemetery, north of Bright. Special thanks Jeanetta Drobot, Dorothy Reibling, and Linda Bender for contributing the information regarding Leo Cattin and his photo.
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
Cattin, Leon Private. His home is in Bright, Ontario. He was overseas.
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Sergeant Taylor, Canadian Women's Army Corps

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1943
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of Sergeant Taylor of the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC) at the Number Three Basic Training Centre in Kitchener, Ontario, in 1943.
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Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P002022
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
6 cm (W) X 9.5 cm (H)
6 cm (W) X 9.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
1943
Date of Publication
1943
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of Sergeant Taylor of the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC) at the Number Three Basic Training Centre in Kitchener, Ontario, in 1943.
Storage Location
PB1
Subject Access
Military life
Military training
Soldiers
Women
Canadian Women's Army Corps
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
The CWAC No. 3 Basic Training Centre, opened in Kitchener, Ontario, in October 1942. The training centre was located in Knollwood Park, close to the present day Kitchener Memorial Auditorium complex. Prior to its opening, Camp Knollwood had been used for military training for men. The No. 3 Basic Training Centre was closed in the fall of 1946. This photograph is part of the "Waterloo County Soldier Portraits" group.
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
Photograph Collection
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1919
Scope and Content
Under the leadership of Chief Librarian, B. Mabel Dunham, the staff of the Kitchener Public Library undertook a project to document Waterloo County (now Region) people who served Canada and the Empire in the Great War of 1914-1918. Dunham, a founding member of the Waterloo Historical Society, dire…
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Description Level
Item
Creator
Kitchener Public Library staff and volunteers
Material Details
Record group
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
Date of Publication
1919
Scope and Content
Under the leadership of Chief Librarian, B. Mabel Dunham, the staff of the Kitchener Public Library undertook a project to document Waterloo County (now Region) people who served Canada and the Empire in the Great War of 1914-1918. Dunham, a founding member of the Waterloo Historical Society, directed the project which saw the creation of information cards for each soldier or nurse who served in World War One. She also enlisted the help of military families, schoolchildren and the community in the gathering of names, histories and photographs. The original cards are in the Kitchener Public Library archival collection. They are housed and preserved in the Grace Schmidt Room of Local History. Access to this collection will be via this digital format only due to conservation reasons. Please note that the collection is not complete and the Library welcomes the addition of new names to the collection. The list of soldiers and nurses to be added to this online collection can be found under "Links" on the right hand side of the screen. The process of uploading soldier information cards will be ongoing between November 2014 and March 2015. Please check back often to see new additions and updates.
Storage Location
Grace Schmidt Room - Archives
Name Access
Kitchener Public Library staff and volunteers
Subject Access
Military life
Nurses
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Waterloo (Ont. : County) -- History
Place
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Notes
The soldier information cards are printed on white card stock and sometimes bear a photograph of the soldier or nurse. The length of the biography on the cards varies. The markings on the cards will indicate different events. Such as: Red cross - death Red slash - wound Red star - award or honour However, please note that some markings are in error or have fallen off the card over time. A volunteer project, launched in November 2013, undertook the transcription of World War 1 soldier cards and adoption of soldiers, for whom little information was known or recorded. The 'adopted' soldiers are being researched by volunteers using library, archival and online resources. Once researched, short biographies are submitted for inclusion in the soldier's record in this collection. The adoption phase of the project is ongoing.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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