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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.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Albert P.
Soldier Last Name
Ableson
Rank
Private
Accession Number
WW2_A_001
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
21 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
21.5 cm (W) X 16.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Date of Publication
1946
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - 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.
Storage Location
WW2 - SIC Box 1
Name Access
Ableson, Albert Preston
Ableson, Gladys
Ableson, Gordon L.
McCormick, Frank William
McCormick, Annie M.
Wake, George Edward
Wake, Dorothy I.
Purkis, Stanley A.
Purkis, Hester A.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Place
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of birth]
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Ableson, Albert P. See also Ableson, Gordon L. Albert Abelson August 21, 1940 Private Albert P. Ableson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ableson, 15 McKenzie street. He enlisted June 15 and is attached to H.Q. company. He was born in Galt, April 21, 1920, and attended Central School. Private Ableson was spinner before enlisting. He had four uncles serving in the first Great War. Pte. Ableson attended the Presbyterian church. December 2, 1945 District men mentioned in dispatches include: Lance-Sgt. William Frank McCormick, 29, Royal Canadian Corps of signals, son of Mrs. Annie M. McCormick, 23 Arthur St. Elmira. Sgt. George Edward Wake, 34, Royal Canadian Engineers, husband of Mrs. Dorothy I. Wake of Hespeler. Pte. Albert Preston Ableson, 24, Canadian Infantry Corps, son of Mrs. Gladys Ableson, Galt. Lance-Sgt. Stanley A. Purkis, 25, Royal Canadian Artillery, son of Mrs. Hester A. Purkis, Preston.
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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.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Archie
Soldier Last Name
Agnew
Rank
Sergeant
Regiment
Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment
Accession Number
WW2_A_010
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
21 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
21.5 cm (W) X 16.6 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Date of Publication
1946
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - 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.
Storage Location
World War Two - SIC box 1
Name Access
Agnew, Achie
Angew, James
Agnew, James (brother).
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Place
Kilbirnie, Scotland, United Kingdom [Place of Birth]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Kilbirnie, Scotland
Galt, Ontario
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Agnew, Archie Oct. 4, 1944 Rescued Canucks-- Cpl. Archie Agnew, son of James Agnew, Water St. S., was among a dozen members of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment who rescued a company of another Canadian regiment who were being overwhelmed by German suicidal paratroopers in Italy. According to a war correspondent the "Hasty P's" rescue party... "dealt the Germans a smashing blow, inflicting heavy casualties, including 26 prisoners of the kind who don't usually surrender. They also captured one 75 mm. gun, a self-propelled gun, two 30-cwt. vehicles, a half track and machine guns." Cpl. Agnew was wounded in action last January but has been back in action for a considerable time. Sgt. Archie Agnew dies of wounds received in Italy Feb. 2, 1945 Sgt. Archibald Agnew, 25, died January 27 as the result of wounds received in action, was the sad news received today by his father, James Agnew, 26 Water St. S. Sgt. Agnew was wounded in action last January. The message received today was the first information Mr. Agnew has received that his son has been wounded a second time. Enlisting October 2, 1939, Sgt. Agnew arrived overseas in the fall of 1941. Sent to the Mediterranean theatre of war soon after it opened, he has seen a lot of action in Italy with the Canadian Infantry Corps. Last October a war correspondent wrote that Sgt. Agnew was one of a dozen infantrymen who has rescued a company of a Canadian regiment from being overwhelmed by German suicidal paratroopers in Italy. Born Decmeber 10, 1919, at Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, Sgt. Agnew came to Canada with his parents at the age of nine. He attended Central School and was employed at Galt Creamery before enlisting. Surviving are his father and one brother, James, of Toronto. Another brother, John, was with the Canadian Army during the First Great War and while training in Canada he was killed in an automobile accident in Toronto.
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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.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
James
Soldier Last Name
Alexander
Rank
Private
Regiment
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Accession Number
WW2_A_023
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
Alexander, James
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Place
Hespeler
Geographic Access
Hespeler, Ontario
Access Restriction
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Alexander, James [clipping] By Record Correspondent, 22 Sep 1944 Pte. James Alexander Hespeler, Sept. 22.- Late last evening Mr. and Mrs. E. Alexander received word their son, Pte. James Alexander, had been wounded in action in France. The word was received from Pte. Alexander's wife, who resides at Sheffield. [clipping] 28 Dec. 1944 James Alexander Wins the M.M. for Gallantry [image] Pte. James Alexander, 27, (acting corporal) of Galt, Hespeler and Sheffield has been awarded the military medal, according to an announcement today by national defence headquarters, Ottawa. The announcement named six officers who received the Military Cross and three other ranks who received the Military Medal for "gallantry in action". Ottawa announced that no citations were available. Pte. Alexander, one of three brothers in the service, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Alexander, Hespeler, and his wife resides in Sheffield. He was employed in Galt at B.W. and G.M. before enlisting. Last September he was reported as wounded in action on the western front where he was fighting with a Canadian infantry battalion. His twin brothers, Jack and Ward Alexander, are both overseas, the latter being with the paratroop corps.
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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
Morgan G.
Soldier Last Name
Allcroft
Rank
Lieutenant
Regiment
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Accession Number
WW2_A_006_D1
WW2_A_006_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
Allcroft, Morgan G.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Place
Kitchener
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Allcroft, Morgan [clipping] 8 Sept 1941? 3 Kitchener Brothers in Army [image] Three soldier brothers, sons of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Allcroft, King street west, are shown in the above photo. The trio recently joined active service units of His Majesty's Forces. From left to right they are Cpl. Morgan G., Battery-Sgt.- Major Frank E. J., and Lance-Cpl. Roger F. Battery Sgt.-Major Allcroft is stationed in Nove Scotia. [image] 7 January 1945 With British Lieut. M. G. Allcroft, Canadian Infantry Corps, a son of Roger Allcroft of 8 Schneider Avenue, has volunteered for service with the British Army.
[clipping] 4 April 1945 Lieut. M. G. Allcroft Serving with the British Army to which he has been on loan, Lieut. M. G. Allcroft, 25, has been wounded in Germany. A telegram received by his brother Roger Allcroft, 8 Schneider Ave., yesterday, stated that Lieut Allcroft was suffering from a wound in his right thigh and laceration of the left leg. Seriousness of the wounds was not indicated. Arriving overseas a year ago, Lieut. Allcroft took part in the invasion in December. He enlisted with the Canadian Infantry Corps. in Sept 1940 The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Allcroft, Lieut. Allcroft, a native of Toronto, took up residence in Kitchener seven years ago. [clipping] 7 June 1945 Both Legs Hurt, Now in Hospital On loan to the British Army, in which he served with the 6th Airborne Division, Lieut. Morgan G. Allcroft, of 8 Schneider Ave., is under treatment at Crumlin, Ont., Military Hospital for wounds to both legs. Relatives here pieced together as best they could the events which led to his injuries, suffered in Germany during the latter part of March. Men of his unit, travelling in gliders, had crossed the rhine, to find themselves surrounded by enemy forces. Fire was heavy, and the nose of Allcroft's glider was damaged in the river crossing. He found one glider in his platoon was missing after the crossing, so went in search of the craft. It was not to be found and, while returning to his unit, a sniper's bullet hit him in the leg. Lieut. Allcroft kept right on going, but fate had another nasty surprise in store for him. A few moments later, an 88 mm. shell exploded hurling shrapnel into the one "good" leg. He arrived at Halifax aboard the Red Cross ship Letitia, and since that time three pieces of shrapnel have been removed. There are six more pieces to come out. The 25-year-old soldier was an instructor at No. 10 B.T.C. here early in the war, spending a year and a half at that army centre. He later instructed at Guelph and Listowel, then going to Gordon Head, B.C., where he received his commission. Lieut. Allcroft enlisted in the summer of 1940, and went overseas in May of last year. His brother Roger, now discharged, was with the R.C.A.F.
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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
Gerald
Soldier Last Name
Bogues
Rank
Private
Regiment
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Accession Number
WW2_B_219
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
Bogues, Gerald
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Place
Listowel [Hometown]
Geographic Access
Listowel, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Bogues, Gerald [clipping] Kitchener Daily Record, 2 Jan 1945 PTE. GERARD BOGUES [image] 3 Jan 1945 Pte. Gerald Bogues of Listowel By Record Correspondant LISTOWEL, Jan. 2, - Pte. Gerard Melville Bogues, 19, member of an infantry unit fighting in Italy, is listed as missing and believed to be a prisoner of war, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George M. Bogues, Listowel, have been advised by the director of records, Ottawa. While the date of the incident was given, the message requested the parents not to divulge the date or name of his unit to prevent possible aid to the enemy. The boy's last letter home was written in late November and stated that he had been in hospital for six days suffering from an infected hand. He related how he and several others had narrowly escaped death when a building in which they were hiding had collapsed when struck by an enemy shell. In this fracas he had received cuts on the hand, which later developed the infection. The young soldier's mother is of the opinion that he had been back in action only a short time when reported missing, since a recent communication from her niece living in England had revealed that he had written relatives there after being confined to the hospital for three weeks. The neice also remarked that his letter indicated that he was completely worn out. A native of Listowel, Pte. Bogues was born on April 19, 1925, and received his education here. For a while he was employed by the Maitland Spinning Mills, and later he worked for Smith's grocery. The day after his 17th birthday, the young lad went to Brampton, where he enlisted with the Lorne Scots Regiment. He trained at Niagara-on-the-Lake and the west coast. Upon arrival in England, he was with the infantry reserve, and was later posted to an infantry unit which proceeded to Italy in April, 1944. The only son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bogues, he has two sisters, Pte. Ethel Bogues, C.W.A.C., attached to the military hospital at Woodstock, and Miss Pauline Bogues, Toronto. This is the first Listowel casualty reported in the past eight weeks. [clipping] Kitchener Daily Record, 1945 PTE. G. M. BOGUES By Record Correspondant LISTOWEL, April 7. - Official word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. George M. Bogues, Listowel, that their 19-year-old son, Pte. Gerard Melville Bogues, is a prisoner of war in Germany. The young lad, who was serving with an infantry unit in Italy, was reported missing late in December, and at that time casualty headquarters believed him to be a prisoner of war. The notice stating that he is a prisoner of war was mailed from Germany on Jan. 12th. Prior to going overseas in May, 1943, Pte. Bogues took a commando training course at Courtenay, B.C. He had been in Italy since April 1944.
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Date Range
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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.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Jack G.
Soldier Last Name
Braniff
Rank
Private
Regiment
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Accession Number
WW2_B_267
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
Braniff, Jack G.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Place
Kitchener [Residence]
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Access Restriction
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Braniff, Jack G. [clipping] 30 Apr 1945 [image] WOUNDED - Pte. Jack Braniff, 27, of Kitchener, was wounded recently while fighting with an infantry unit in Holland. [clipping] Pte. Jack. G. Braniff Mrs. Margaret Braniff, 51 Henry St., has been informed that her son, Pte. Jack G. Braniff, 27, was slightly wounded while fighting in Holland on April 23. He was a member of an infantry unit. On enlistment in 1941 he was stationed at the former No. 10 Training Centre here as a cook. Later he went to Ipperwash and a camp in Manitoba. Prior to enlistment he was employed at the Brewers' Warehouse. A brother, Lance-Cpl. Victor Braniff has been overseas for the past four years, while another brother, Dennis, has just been discharged from the army following three years' service. Pte. Braniff's father is not living.
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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.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Donald
Soldier Last Name
Cowper
Rank
Private
Regiment
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Accession Number
WW2_C_188
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
Cowper, Donald
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Place
Galt
Geographic Access
Galt, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
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.
  1 document
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Item
Soldier First Name
John
Soldier Last Name
Dedyna
Rank
Private
Regiment
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Accession Number
WW2_D_077
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
Dedyna, John
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Place
Kitchener [Hometown]
Geographic Access
Kitchener, 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.
  1 document
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Item
Soldier First Name
Ross
Soldier Last Name
Dickson
Rank
Private
Regiment
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Accession Number
WW2_D_116
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
Dickson, Ross
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Place
Kitchener
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Access Restriction
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Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
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Dickson, Ross [clipping] 16 Mar 1945 Notification of the wounding of Pte. Ross Dickson, 22, on March 9, in Holland, was received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Dickson, 36 Shanley St. Serving with an infantry corps Pte. Dickson had not been in the army ten months before being wounded. He had trained at Ipperwash and Chatham after enlisting last May and went overseas three months ago. A former student of K-W Collegiate Institute he was employed by the Gies Foundry Ltd. before enlistment. Two brothers, Gerald, overseas, and Elgin stationed at Centralia, are with the R.C.A.F.
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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.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
E.F.
Soldier Last Name
Donohoe
Rank
Private
Regiment
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Accession Number
WW2_D_155
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
Donohoe, E.F.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Place
Kitchener [Hometown]
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Access Restriction
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