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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.
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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118th Battalion soldiers in Victoria Park, Berlin, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
16 Feb 1916
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of members of the 118th Battalion in Victoria Park, Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario. The soldiers are gathered around the 1897 Peace Memorial, the top of which is visible under the vertical banner. The banner bears the phrase "Berlin will be Berlin No Longer". The meda…
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Creator
Denton, Ernest, 1883-1957, Photographer
Accession Number
P010396
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
30.5 cm (W) X 20.4 cm (H)
30.5 cm (W) X 20.4 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
16 Feb 1916
Date of Publication
1916-02-16
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of members of the 118th Battalion in Victoria Park, Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario. The soldiers are gathered around the 1897 Peace Memorial, the top of which is visible under the vertical banner. The banner bears the phrase "Berlin will be Berlin No Longer". The medallions showing the likenesses of Bismark and Von Moltke can be seen in the hands of two soldiers, who are standing below and to the left of the bottom of the banner. The large house in the background, on the right, is on Roland Street. The large house in the background on the left, is 101 David Street, also known as the Quickfall House.
Storage Location
PB10
Name Access
Denton, Ernest, 1883-1957
Subject Access
Demonstrations
Soldiers
Victoria Park (Kitchener, Ont.)
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
This is image is a January 2005 reprint of the original matted photograph, which is in a private collection. The photograph appeared in the 16 March 1916 edition of the Toronto Star. The image is believed to have been taken by Ernest Denton on 16 February 1916. Ernest Denton was a photographer in Berlin/Kitchener from approximately 1912 to 1955. He operated photography studios at various locations in the city. It is believed that many of these soldiers had participated in the previous night's riot in Berlin, during which the Concordia Club was ransacked by soldiers and civilians, the bronze bust of Kaiser Whilhelm I stolen, and other vandalism occurred. The next day, as depicted in this image, the soldiers visited the Peace Memorial in Victoria Park and pried off the bronze medallions of Bismark and Von Moltke. On 1 March 1916, the Berlin Park Board ordered the Peace Memorial destroyed so that it would no longer be a target of vandalism. The image may have been retouched and it is not known if the statement on the banner is original or if it has been altered in any way.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
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.
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[1914 or 1915]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white, full-length studio portrait of Alexander Ralph Eby, in uniform.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Creator
Yost, Levi R., 1860-1939, Photographer
Accession Number
P002138
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
9.7 cm (W) X 14.6 cm (H)
15.4 cm (W) X 23 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[1914 or 1915]
Date of Publication
1914
Scope and Content
Black and white, full-length studio portrait of Alexander Ralph Eby, in uniform.
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Yost, Levi R., 1860-1939
Subject Access
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Eby, Alexander Ralph
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Private Eby served in the First Canadian Contingent of the British Expeditionary Force and in the Second Infantry Brigade, Fourth Company, Fifth Battalion. He was killed in action in France on 21 March 1915 and was reported to be the first native of Waterloo Township, Ontario, to be a victim of the Great War. The photographer, Levi R. Yost, operated a photography studio at 175 King Street West in Berlin, Ontario, from 1915 to 1920. His studio was located at 12 King Street West, Berlin in 1912. Private Eby is buried in Rue David Military Cemetery, near Fleurbaix, France. Section II, Row A, grave 44. Levi R. Yost operated a photographic studio in Elmira, Ontario from 1888 to 1900 and later in Kitchener from approximately 1911 to 1931. Yost Studios were located at 12 King St. West (later 175 King St. West. 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.
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Arrival of General Sir Sam Hughes at Berlin Train Station

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
17 Sep 1915
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of officers reviewing a group of soldiers at the Berlin Ontario train station, from a bird's-eye view. A crowd of civilians (several of whom have bicycles)and a number of passenger cars in the yard are also visible. The Krug Furniture factory building can be seen in the b…
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Creator
Denton, Ernest, 1883-1957, Photographer
Accession Number
P002133
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
20.5 cm (W) X 15.2 cm (H)
29.5 cm (W) X 24.4 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
17 Sep 1915
Date of Publication
1915-09-17
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of officers reviewing a group of soldiers at the Berlin Ontario train station, from a bird's-eye view. A crowd of civilians (several of whom have bicycles)and a number of passenger cars in the yard are also visible. The Krug Furniture factory building can be seen in the background. The photograph is mounted on a mat.
Storage Location
PB8
Name Access
Denton, Ernest, 1883-1957
Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921
Subject Access
Crowds
Military parades & ceremonies
Railroad passenger cars
Railroad stations
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Kitchener Train Station (Kitchener, Ont.)
Railroad trains
military reviews
Hughes, Sam, Sir, 1853-1921
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Photograph is in fair condition. There are ink stains on the photo and pinholes in the mat. Ernest Denton was a photographer in Berlin/Kitchener from approximately 1912 to 1955. He operated photography studios at various locations in the city.
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
Photograph Collection
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British reservists leaving Berlin train station

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1915
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of British reservists leaving the Berlin train station. A crowd of well-wishers stands on the right facing the camera. Several of the reservists are leaning out the windows on the railway car. One of the departing reservists holds a flag with a British ensign, while two…
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Creator
Denton, Ernest, 1883-1957, Photographer
Accession Number
P002124
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
20.4 cm (W) X 15.2 cm (H)
20.4 cm (W) X 15.2 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1915
Date of Publication
1915
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of British reservists leaving the Berlin train station. A crowd of well-wishers stands on the right facing the camera. Several of the reservists are leaning out the windows on the railway car. One of the departing reservists holds a flag with a British ensign, while two men hold the other end from the train station platform.
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Denton, Ernest, 1883-1957
Berlin Portrait Rooms
Denton Photo
Subject Access
Arrivals & departures
Railroad stations
Railroads
Soldiers
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
The British reservists were among the first to enlist and leave for Europe to fight in the First World War. Ernest Denton was a photographer in Berlin/Kitchener from approximately 1912 to 1955. He operated photography studios at various locations in the city. The image is in fair condition. There are pinholes and creases in the image.
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
Photograph Collection
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Cadet Walter T. Philip

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1914 and 1918]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white, full-length photograph of Cadet Walter T. Philip in uniform.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Creator
Panabaker, Reuben J., Photographer
Accession Number
P002143
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
16.5 cm (W) X 24.8 cm (H)
16.5 cm (W) X 24.8 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
[between 1914 and 1918]
Scope and Content
Black and white, full-length photograph of Cadet Walter T. Philip in uniform.
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Panabaker, Reuben J.
Subject Access
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Philip, Walter T., -1918
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Cadet Walter T. Philip, the son of George 'Pop' Philip, was born in Detroit, Michigan. He enlisted at Kitchener, Ontario, in the Royal Flying Corps. He was killed in an accident at Leaside, Ontario, on 5 September 1918. The photographer, Reuben J. Panabaker, operated a studio at 21 King Street East, Berlin, Ontario, from 1913 to 1922. 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.
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Canadian Expeditionary Force, 111th Battalion, at London, Ontario, on 23 June 1916

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
23 Jun 1916
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Framed, black and white outdoor panoramic group portrait of the Canadian Expeditionary Force 111th (South Waterloo) O.S. Battalion, in London, Ontario. The image is dated 23 June 1916. Image shows whole company lined up, with their band, officers, and their camping tents behind. Also seen in the b…
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Creator
McDonald, Percy E., Photographer
Accession Number
P007056
Material Details
Photographs
Panoramic photographs
Physical Description
131.8 cm (W) X 21.8 cm (H)
138.1 cm (W) X 29.2 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
23 Jun 1916
Date of Publication
1916-06-23
Scope and Content
Framed, black and white outdoor panoramic group portrait of the Canadian Expeditionary Force 111th (South Waterloo) O.S. Battalion, in London, Ontario. The image is dated 23 June 1916. Image shows whole company lined up, with their band, officers, and their camping tents behind. Also seen in the background are several horses and a car. Several pieces of artillery are lined up in the foreground.
Storage Location
Art Rack
Name Access
McDonald, Percy E.
111th O.S. Battalion, 111th (South Waterloo) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force
Subject Access
Group portraits
Military camps
Military training
Panoramic photographs
Soldiers
Place
London, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
London, Ontario
Notes
The troops for the 111th were mustered from Waterloo County-South Waterloo Regiment. Mobilised in Canada 1915-16, they went to England in 1916 and were absorbed by the 35th Battalion (Toronto) before heading to the front in France. The photographer, Percy E. McDonald, had a studio located at 45 Walnut Street, Hamilton, Ontario. The photograph is in fair condition, with silvering and fading throughout. Frame is in poor condition.
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
Photograph Collection
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Canadian Expeditionary Force, 118th (North Waterloo) O.S. Battalion, 1 October 1916

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1 Oct 1916
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white framed outdoor group panoramic portrait of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 118th O.S. (North Waterloo) Battalion, at Camp Borden, near Angus, Ontario, on 1 October 1916. The image shows whole company lined up, with their band, offices and the their camping tents in the background.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Creator
McDonald, Percy E., Photographer
Accession Number
P001322
Material Details
Photographs
Panoramic photographs
Physical Description
122.5 cm (W) X 24.5 cm (H)
128 cm (W) X 30 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1 Oct 1916
Date of Publication
1916-10-01
Scope and Content
Black and white framed outdoor group panoramic portrait of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 118th O.S. (North Waterloo) Battalion, at Camp Borden, near Angus, Ontario, on 1 October 1916. The image shows whole company lined up, with their band, offices and the their camping tents in the background.
Storage Location
Art Rack
Name Access
McDonald, Percy E.
118th O.S. Battalion
118th (North Waterloo) Battalion - Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)
Subject Access
Group portraits
Military camps
Military personnel
Military training
Panoramic photographs
Soldiers
Place
Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario
Notes
Officially authorised photograph by the Minister of Militia and Defence. Photographer: Percy E. McDonald - 45 Walnut St., Hamilton, Ontario. Photograph is in fair condition. Some water damage and general fading. Rippling under glass is showing.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1914 and 1918]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white, seated half-length studio portrait of a young man in a Canadian army uniform.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P006006
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
10.1 cm (W) X 15.3 cm (H)
10.1 cm (W) X 15.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[between 1914 and 1918]
Scope and Content
Black and white, seated half-length studio portrait of a young man in a Canadian army uniform.
Storage Location
PB2
Subject Access
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Notes
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.
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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