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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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1919-1921
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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. The card also bears two red slashes.
  1 document
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Accession Number
WW1_A_066
Material Details
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
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. The card also bears two red slashes.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Ashbury, David James
Elliot, T.G. (Mrs.)
Elliot, Helen
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
3rd Battalion
255th Battalion
Place
Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Cambrai, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
Geographic Access
Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Cambrai, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Galt, Ontario
France
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Ashbury, David James Private. Enlisted May 22, 1917. Infantry. 255th Battalion (Queen's Own Rifles) and transferred in France to 3rd Battalion. Presbyterian. Born Nov 14,1874 in Galt. Educated at public school and Collegiate Institute there. Discharged March 30, 1919. Mrs. T.G. Elliott, 27 Rose St., Galt, is sister. Served in France with 3rd Battalion from November 14, 1917 until wounded at Valenciennes October 14, 1918. Two wounds. Was through Cambrai fight and battle which led up to it in Canadian advance. Helen Elliott, 27 Rose St., Galt. (niece).
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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
Douglas
Soldier Last Name
Ashton
Rank
Rifleman
Regiment
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_A_018_D1
WW2_A_018_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
Ashton, Douglas
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Place
Toronto [Hometown]
Kitchener [Residence]
Geographic Access
Toronto, Ontario
Kitchener, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Ashton, Douglas (clipping) 3 July 1944 (image) Rifleman Ashton, whose recent letter to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ashton, made record time in arriving from France in five days, is reported wounded in action with the invasion forces. Wednesday morning his mother had a premonition that Douglas had been wounded. It was so persistent, that she stepped in the doorway of the C.N.R. telegraph office to see if a wire had come in for her. Telling herself it was foolish, she left the doorway without making the inquiry. In the meantime the office was trying to get in touch with Mr. Ashton, with word of Douglas' injury. SUFFERING CONTUSION Friday brought word that the 21-year-old rifleman is suffering from contusion of the right hip and severe exhaustion. Further information will be forwarded as soon as received, the director of records said. The young soldier was educated at the Duke of Connaught and Rose Avenue public schools, and the Eastern High School of Commerce in Toronto. He was employed with Ingram and Bell surgical supplies, before enlisting with the Queen's Own Rifles in October 1942. His parents moved to the city from Toronto in April 1943, and have a number of relatives in the city. (clipping) 2 December 1944 RIFLEMAN DOUGLAS ASHTON Rifleman Douglas Herbert Ashton, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ashton, 161 Pandora Ave., has been reported seriously wounded, presumably the second time, it was learned through a Government release. The 21-year-old rifleman was previously wounded in action with the invasion forces in France in June. He was educated in Toronto public schools and at the Eastern High School of Commerce in Toronto. Prior to enlisting with the Queen's Own Rifles in October 1942, he was employed with Ingram and Bell, makers of surgical supplies. Mr. and Mrs. Ashton are at present in California.
(KDRIS) (N) Douglas Herbert Ashton (HA) 161 Pandora Ave. son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ashton (CO) Ingram and Bell, surgical supplies in Toronto (PB) Ottawa, Dec. 16, 1923 (21) (FME) blank (PR) Rifleman (DE) Oct. 1942 (UE) Queen's Own Rifles (MS) single (S) blank
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Soldier Information Cards - 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 includes a photograph and a red cross.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_010
Material Details
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
1919-1921
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 includes a photograph and a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Bagg, Arthur Fred
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Canadian Army Service Corps
255th Battalion
27th Battalion
Place
Bellecourt, Wallonia, Belgium [Place of death]
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Bellecourt, Wallonia, Belgium
Hespeler, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Bagg, Arthur Fred Private. Enlisted with the 255th Battalion, Queen's Own Rifles. He was educated at the Galt Collegiate Institute. His home was in Hespeler, Ontario. He enlisted February 1, 1917 with the Canadian Army Service Corps and transferred to the 27th Canadian Battalion. He was killed instantly by a shell April 9, 1918 at Bellecourt.
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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
Donald R.
Soldier Last Name
Bailey
Rank
Private
Regiment
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_B_014
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
Bailey, Donald R.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Place
Galt [Hometown]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Bailey, Donald R. Pte. Donald Robert Bailey is overseas with the Queen's Own Rifles. His wife and son live at 6 North street and his parents are Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Bailey, 85 Chalmers St. Pte. Bailey has been in the army almost 10 months. He was born in Galt, Aug. 7, 1920, went to Victoria school and the Collegiate and was a weaver at the Stauffer-Dobbie plant before he enlisted. Pte. Bailey trained with the 2nd (R) Bn. H.L.I. of C. for two years and he was connected with the Boy Scouts and Rovers for 10 years. His father and eight uncles served in the First Great War. He is Protestant in religion.
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Beaumont, George Joseph

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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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1919-1921
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Soldier Information Cards - 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 includes a photograph and a red cross.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Accession Number
WW1_B_084
Material Details
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
1919-1921
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 includes a photograph and a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 2
Name Access
Beaumont, George Joseph
Beaumont, George J.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
11th Battery
East Lancashire Regiment
Place
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, Egypt [Place of military service]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
Albert, Picardie, France [Place of burial]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of birth]
Geographic Access
Egypt
France
Albert, Picardie, France
Galt, Ontario
Notes
His headstone in the Varennes Cemetery, near the village of Albert, France, notes that he was the son of Ernest J. and Helen M. Beaumont, of Kitchener, Ontario and that he was a native of Galt, Ontario.
Copyright Status
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Beaumont, George J. Lieutenant. Served with E. Lancashire Regiment, B.E.F Died of wounds in France January 24, 1917. His father lives in Kitchener. At the time of his death he was Bombing Instructor at 31 Divisional School of Instruction. He went overseas with the Queen's Own Rifles of Toronto and to Egypt with the 11th Battery. He also served at the Somme. He was buried with military honors in the British Cemetery at Varennes.
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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
Lincoln
Soldier Last Name
Borman
Rank
Rifleman
Regiment
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_B_244
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
Borman, Lincoln
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Place
Waterloo [Hometown]
Geographic Access
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Access Restriction
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Borman, Lincoln [photograph] [clipping] 23 Nov 1944 Rifleman Lincoln Borman Rifleman Lincoln Borman, 19-year-old son of Mrs. Nora Borman, 45 Fischer St., is recovering from a machine-gun bullet wound in his right arm in England. In his most recent letter home, he stated the cast had been removed. He had written several letters with his left hand. Rifleman Borman was fighting with the Queen's Own Rifles in Holland when the bullet entered his right arm between the wrist and elbow. Enlisting on Feb. 1, 1944 with the Royal Canadian Regiment, he left Camp Borden on July 18 and reached France Aug. 17. On reaching France he transferred to the Queen's Own. Born and educated in Waterloo, he worked at the aircraft plant at Collingwood and in a cider mill prior to enlisting.
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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
Sidney
Soldier Last Name
Cowell
Rank
Private
Regiment
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_C_187
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
Cowell, Sidney
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Place
Ayr
Geographic Access
Ayr, Ontario
Access Restriction
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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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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Reginald
Soldier Last Name
Dyer
Rank
Rifleman
Regiment
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_D_225
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
Dyer, Reginald
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Place
Ajax
Geographic Access
Ajax, Ontario
Access Restriction
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[clipping] 17 Aug 1944 Dyer, Reginald [image] Rifleman Reginald Dyer Rifleman Dyer has never lived in the city. His wife moved here when his duties carried him to other fields. Born at Ridstone, Alta., he worked at Kirkland Lake and Ajax before enlisting with the Queen's Own Rifles in July, 1942. He went overseas in January, 1943. In a recent letter to his wife, he told her the slight shrapnel wound in his right shoulder was healing, and that he expected to be able to leave the hospital soon.
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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
Joseph P.
Soldier Last Name
Gallant
Rank
Rifleman
Regiment
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_G_003_D1
WW2_G_003_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
Gallant, Joseph P.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Place
Kitchener [Residence]
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Gallant, Joseph P. [clipping] 6 Mar 1945 [image] Rifleman Philip Gallant [clipping] 15 Sept 1944 RIFLEMAN PHILIP GALLANT Rifleman Gallant is confined to No. 23 Canadian General Hospital in England with wounds in the thigh, chest and side. He was hurt while fighting in France on Aug. 10 with the Queen's Own Rifles. Coincidentally, a brother, Arthur, of Moncton, N.B., is recovering from wounds at the same hospital. Rifleman Gallant was born in Moncton, N.B., and came to Kitchener five years ago, making his home with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Berlet. He has a number of other relatives in the city. Before enlisting, he was employed by the Canada Skate Co., and was a member of the 24th Field Ambulance reserve unit. He joined the Scots Fusiliers active regiment about 2 1/2 years ago, and transferred when the regiment was demobilized. Arriving overseas a year ago April, he was attached to several other units, but went to France with the Queen's Own. Another brother, Gerald, is also a member of the Canadian Army, and serves on the east coast. [clipping] 6 Mar 1945 RIFLEMAN J.P. GALLANT Rifleman Joseph Philip Gallant was wounded in action in Holland on Feb. 26, his sister, Mrs. Charles Berlet, 51 Wellington St. N., has been informed. He was previously wounded in action in France on Aug. 10 while serving with the Queen's Own Rifles. At that time he received wounds to the thigh, chest and side, and was sent to a hospital in England to recuperate. Rifleman Gallant, who is 19, joined the Scots Fusiliers (active) until in February, 1942, and arrived overseas in April, 1943. He had been a member of the 24th Field Ambulance reserve unit prior to enlisting. When the Scots Fusiliers active unit was demobilized, he was attached to several units prior to going to France with the Queen's Own Rifles. He was employed with the Canada Skate Co. in civilian life, coming to Kitchener about five years ago. Two brothers, Arthur and Gerald, are also serving in the Canadian Army. [clipping] 7 Mar 1945 RIFLEMAN GALLANT A more detailed telegram regarding the wounding of her brother has been received by Mrs. Charles Berlet, 51 Wellington St. N., as follows: "Rifleman Joseph Philip Gallant has now been officially reported seriously ill Feb. 26 as the result of wounds received in action on same date, previously reported by telegram. Nature of wound reported as bomb fragment wound traumatic amputation right leg. When further information becomes available it will be forwarded as soon as received." [photograph]
[KDRIS] [N] J P Gallant [HA] 51 Wellington [CO] Skate Factory [PB][blank] [FME] no [PR] Fusilier [DE] March 20 [UE] Scot Fusilier [MS] single [S] Joseph Philip Gallant
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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
Frank
Soldier Last Name
Gates
Rank
Rifleman
Regiment
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_G_032
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
Gates, Frank
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Place
Galt
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Gates, Frank [clipping] 2 Oct 1944 Rfm. Frank Gates Home After Six Months Overseas [image] A hero of France, Rfmn. Frank Gates, 19 years of age, returned to his home in Galt last night after seeing service overseas with the Queen's Own Rifles of Toronto. Rfmn. Gates was one of a few in his regiment who successfully ambushed a large party of Germans, inflicted casualties on them and brought back 50 prisoners. This took place near the town of Gilberville and was reported in a news story published the middle of August. Just the day before this story appeared in The Reporter, August 15, Rfmn Gates was wounded in action. Last night he arrived home and although still suffering shell shock and other injuries he was able to be about town today, extremely happy to be home once more. His return coincided with the lifting of the dim-out which had darkened home-town streets. He said the whole scene was one he found hard to believe, even though his service overseas had been limited to six months. He went overseas in May 1944. Rfmn. Gates enlisted in March, 1943 and made his home with his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Groome, 6 Dayton street.
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