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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1914 and 1918]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white portrait postcard of members of the 118th Battalion during the First World War.
  2 images
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P009603
Material Details
Postcards
Physical Description
13.5 cm (W) X 8.5 cm (H)
13.8 cm (W) X 9 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
French
Date Range
[between 1914 and 1918]
Scope and Content
Black and white portrait postcard of members of the 118th Battalion during the First World War.
Storage Location
PB4
Subject Access
Military uniforms
Photographic postcards
Soldiers
World War 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Luft, Frederick Christian, 1897-1966
Notes
The photograph might have been taken in France, as the reverse of the postcard bears French text only. Frederick Christian Luft is in the back row, sixth from the right hand side. Fred Christian Luft, born 17 February 1897 in Berlin, Ont., was the son of Julius and Susanna (Hopp) Luft. Fred attended Kitchener Collegiate Institute from 1910 to 1912. He enlisted on 17 April 1916 with the 118th Battalion. He married Emma Hiller in 1921. Fred died in 1966. 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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118th North Waterloo Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[ca. 1917]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white group portrait, mounted on a mat, of the 118th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, in 1917. Officers are seated in the front row, while the soldiers appear to be standing on steps in front of a door.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Creator
Denton, Ernest, 1883-1957, Photographer
Accession Number
P009772
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
20.7 cm (W) X 15.6 cm (H)
29 cm (W) X 24 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[ca. 1917]
Date of Publication
1917
Scope and Content
Black and white group portrait, mounted on a mat, of the 118th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, in 1917. Officers are seated in the front row, while the soldiers appear to be standing on steps in front of a door.
Storage Location
PB8
Name Access
Denton, Ernest, 1883-1957
Hilts, Roy
Subject Access
Group portraits
Military uniforms
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Canadian Expeditionary Force - 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion
Notes
The 118th North Waterloo Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (C.E.F.), were trained for service overseas during World War I. Although no individuals have been identified, it is likely that Roy Hilts, the donor's father, is included in the picture. The Berlin Portrait Room was owned and operated by Ernest Denton. He was a photographer in Berlin/Kitchener from approximately 1912 to 1955. He operated photography studios at various locations in the city. The photograph is mounted on a mat. The mat has worn edges, with a small piece missing from the bottom. There are glue and paper remnants across the bottom of the mat, suggesting that a label may have been removed at some point in time. The image has many fine surface scratches, worn edges and a missing bottom right corner.
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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Private Douglas Uttley

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[1944?]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of Private Douglas James Saunburn Uttley, in uniform.
  2 images
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P010368D
Material Details
Postcards
Physical Description
9.8 cm (W) X 14 cm (H)
17 cm (W) X 22.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[1944?]
Date of Publication
1944
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of Private Douglas James Saunburn Uttley, in uniform.
Storage Location
Digital only
Subject Access
Military uniforms
Soldiers
Uttley, Douglas James Saunburn, 1921-2007
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Doug Uttley was born in Kitchener on 8 September 1921. His parents were Abraham Uttley and Lizzie Mahn. He enlisted on 17 August 1942 in London, Ont. and served until 12 February 1946. Doug served in Canada, Britain and northwest Europe. This postcard is a digital copy of an original loaned to the Kitchener Public Library. 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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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1944
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of Roland Angus Knack, in military uniform.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P010369
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
5.8 cm (W) X 9.5 cm (H)
6.3 cm (W) X 9.7 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
1944
Date of Publication
1944
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of Roland Angus Knack, in military uniform.
Storage Location
PB1
Subject Access
Military uniforms
Soldiers
Knack, Roland Angus, 1914-2008
Place
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Cambridge, Ontario
Notes
Angus Knack was born 16 Jan 1914 in Preston, Ont. He enrolled in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps in 1944 and served in Ottawa, Ont., England and the Netherlands. He returned home to Preston in October 1945 and was employed by Werlich Industries until his retirement at age 57. He died on 9 Nov 2008. 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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Two unidentified members of the 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 two unidentified women of the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC), in uniform, at the Number Three Basic Training Centre in Kitchener, Ontario in 1943. In the background, to the left, barracks and other buildings can be seen.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P002025
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
10.6 cm (W) X 6 cm (H)
13 cm (W) X 8.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
1943
Date of Publication
1943
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of two unidentified women of the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC), in uniform, at the Number Three Basic Training Centre in Kitchener, Ontario in 1943. In the background, to the left, barracks and other buildings can be seen.
Storage Location
PB4
Subject Access
Military uniforms
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
Images
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