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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
D.K.
Soldier Last Name
Bartleman
Rank
Major
Regiment
"C" Company
Accession Number
WW2_B_078
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
Bartleman, D.K.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
"C" Company
Place
n/a
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Date Range
1939 - 1946
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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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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Item
Soldier First Name
Albert H.
Soldier Last Name
Eldred
Rank
Bugler
Regiment
"A" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_E_035
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
Eldred, Albert H.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
"A" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Galt [Residence]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Eldred, Albert H. [clipping] 4 Sept. 1940 Eldred Brothers [image] Albert Eldred [image] Ed. Eldred These two brothers, Albert Harold Eldred and Edward Ernest Eldred, are both on active service with the 1st Battalion H.L.I. of C. Albert is a bugler attached to "A" Company and Edward is a private attached to Headquarters Company. They are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Eldred, 21 Front Street. Albert was born in London, England, July 2, 1908 and Edward was born in Galt, Dec. 24, 1916. Albert is married and his wife and son and daughter (twins) live at 19 Charles St. Edward is not married. They both attended Victoria school in Galt. Edward also went to the G.C.I. Both were shoe-workers before enlisting. A third brother, Fred Eldred, is with the 2nd Btn. H.L.I. of C. and during the last war five uncles saw active service and their father was sergeant major of the 34th Battalion. Albert had been with the H.L.I. of C. for 12 years before the unit was mobilized to war strength. Both are Anglicans in religion. [KDRIS] [N] A. H. Eldred [HA] 19 Charles St., Galt [CO] Shoe Cutter [PB] London, England [FME] 12 yrs. H.L.I.of C. [PR] Pte. Bugler [DE] June 9/40 [UE] H.L.I. of C. [MS] married [S] A.H.Eldred
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Date Range
1939 - 1946
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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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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Item
Soldier First Name
Sherman
Soldier Last Name
Erison
Rank
Sergeant
Regiment
"A" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_E_070
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
Erison, Sherman
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
"A" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Galt [Hometown]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Erison, Sherman Four newspaper clippings, three with photos (all the same) Pte. Sherman Erison, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Erison Jr., 44 Haddington St., enlisted June 6, 1940, with the 1st btn. H.L.I of C. Pte. Erison was born in Galt Nov. 11, 1920. He went to school here at Central public, and before enlisting he was a machinist. He had been with the regiment three years before it was mobilized. He is protestant in religion. An uncle served the last war. Hand dated Sept 12, 1940 Sherman Erison is Awarded Military Medal Hand dated May 25, 1945 Sgt. Sherman Walter Erison, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Erison Jr., 44 Haddington Street, has been awarded the Military Medal. The award was announced today by the department of National Defence, Ottawa, in a list of 39 officers and men of the Canadian Army overseas who are receiving decorations for gallantry in action. No citation accompanied the announcement. Sgt. Erison, who enlisted with the H.L.I. of C. when it was mobilized in 1940 and has been serving with the local unit ever since. He has been wounded near Caen and was away from his unit four weeks. The other two times he remained with his unit. Mr. and Mrs. Erison had received a letter from a friend of their son who told them that Sherman had won the Military Medal. He had, however, never mentioned it in any of his own letters. He was scheduled to go on furlough from May 17 to Jun1 and his parents believe that he is now in England, after which he will return to the H.L.I or C. Sherman Erison Led Attack Through Mines Hand dated June 26, 1945 The citation covering the previously announced award of the Military Medal to Sgt. Sherman Erison, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Erison Jr., 44 Haddington Street, was released today by the Department of National Defence, Ottawa. "On February 4, 1945, Cpl. Erison (the rank held on that date), a section leader in No.7 platoon, A company, the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, displayed outstanding courage and devotion to duty," the citation said. "No.7 platoon was given the task of occupying Eingjeshof, a large group of farm buildings in enemy territory, at night, in order to provide a firm base from which to launch a first-light attack. "At 3:30am February 5, 1945, while approaching Eindjushof, 7 platoon encountered a thick anti-personnel minefield, suffering two casualties. the platoon commander detailed Cpl. Erison to return to the start line for stretcher bearers. Cpl. Erison led the stretcher bearers into the minefield to the casualties. A stretcher bearer stepped on a mine, and Cpl. Erison was painfully wounded about the face and eyes by the explosion. Despite his own wounds he assisted and directed the evacuation of casualties from the minefield. "When it became evident that the launching of the first-light attack was imperilled by the delay in the minefield, Cpl. Erison refused evacuation, and guided the attacking force quickly and safely through the minefield. He then rejoined his section and remained on duty until the operation was complete. "Cpl. Erison's devotion to duty and courageous disregard for his own safety were directly responsible for the success of the operation."
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Date Range
1939 - 1946
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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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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Item
Soldier First Name
Lindsay R.
Soldier Last Name
Hogg
Rank
Private
Regiment
"A" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_H_290
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
Hogg, Lindsay R.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
"A" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Hespeler [Hometown]
Geographic Access
Hespeler, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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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
Allan
Soldier Last Name
Hynd
Rank
Corporal
Regiment
"A" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_H_050_D1
WW2_H_050_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
Hynd, Allan
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
"A" Company, Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Kitchener [Residence]
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Hynd, Allan [clipping] 22 June 1940 [image] PTE. ALLAN HYND [clipping] 11 August 1944 DIED OF INJURIES Cpl. Allan Hynd 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hynd, 230 Ahrens St. W. CPL. ALLAN HYND Cpl. Hynd, who earlier this week was reported dangerously wounded, succumbed to his injuries on Aug. 5. His family received the information last night. The telegram did not give any details concerning the wounds. “A grand fellow” say those who knew him will. Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, William and John at home, and a sister, Mrs. Gordon (Jessie) Scharlock of this city. [clipping] 14 September, 1944 Kitchener Record Cpt. Allan Hynd’s Company Pays tribute to His Memory It has now been learned that Cpl. Allan Hynd, 24-year-old N.C.O. of “A” Company, H.L.I., who lost his life on Aug. 5 in France, was killed by a bomb which fell within a few feet of him on that date. Cpl. Hynd was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hynd, 230 Ahrens St. W. Injured at the same time were Lieut. Leslie Hancock, and his brother, Pte. Allan Hancock. In a letter to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hancock, 76 York St., Lieut. Hancock explained the tragedy. “A” Company of the H.L.I. is his charge. “they pulled our outfit out for a week’s rest,” he said “and in that time I got on a motorbike and found out where Allan (his brother) was. A couple of days later I got our company jeep and asked Allan Hynd and another lad if he’d like to go, and of course off we went. HAD 18 WOUNDS “We got there, to find old Jerry was bothering them with the odd mortar shell, so we found ourselves a place in a ditch in a sunken road, which we thought would be quite safe. “There were the four of us in line- my driver, Allan Hynd, Allan (Hancock) and myself, just lying there in that order, talking about the war in general and old times, when wham, one landed, a thousand-to-one chance, in the ditch about a yard from the driver’s feet. He had one leg almost off and the other pretty badly smashed. “Allan Hynd got a piece in his head, 16 body wounds, and a leg wound which they finally had to amputate. “Our Allan was next. He had a hole in his back I could put my thumb and finger in. I got a nick in the back of the head and one in my shin-not serious. I was knocked momentarily senseless by the blast and the piece in my head. “I came to quickly. Allan Hynd had a bandage already out so I slapped it on his head. The driver kept saying ‘my leg, my leg,’ so seeing he wasn’t hurt in the body, I looked at our Allan, who also had passed out. SCREAMED FOR STRETCHER “All this time I was screaming for a stretcher bearer. By this time they were in force, and within five minutes we were on the doctor. He plugged Allan’s hole, which definitely saved his life. Allan Hynd outwardly didn’t seem so bad, but he was terribly ripped, especially in the chest. The driver lost his leg. They got them off to a hospital. I followed when I got the jeep repaired.” Although the boys, the doctors and nursed did all in their power to keep Cpl. Hynd alive, and he fought violently himself, he succumbed to the wounds on Aug. 5. At the request of his sorrowing company, Lieut. Hancock wrote the following letter to Cpl. Hynd’s mother: “Dear Mrs. Hynd: On behalf of the members of “A” Company and myself I would like to express our heartfelt sympathy to yourself and Mr. Hynd, Bill, Jack, Jessie and Gordon over the sad death of Allan. “ I can truly say he was loved by everyone who ever really knew him well. He was a wonderful N.C.O., and he left a gap in our ranks which will be impossible to fill. “We all prayed and pulled for him. He had the very best medical science could give him, and he really fought for his life and you loved ones at home-but despite everything he slipped away. “Words cannot express my own feelings about Allan. He’ll always remain in my memory as my dearest and best friend and pal. “We hope you will accept this token of our sincere and deepest sympathy and we all hope and pray that this thing will soon be ended.” Pte. Hancock, a paratrooper, is still in a hospital in France, from which it was deemed unwise to remove him to England. Although the chest wound, result of the mortar fragments which pierced his back, is quite painful, Allan was able to write his parents several brief notes. He is in charge of a chest specialist, who has collapsed one lung in the treatment.
Hynd, Allan [photograph] 10 August 1944 Allan Hynd killed [KDRIS] [N] Cp. Allan Hynd [HA] 89 Mount Hope St. [CO] Rubber Worker [PB] Manchester England [FME] None [PR] L/Cpl [DE] June 4, 1941 [UE] H.L.I. of C. [MS] Single [S] A. Hynd [note] son of Mr.& Mrs. Hynd [note] ? 24 years
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