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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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Campbell, Alexander Laidlaw

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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1919-1921
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier in Waterloo County.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_015
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 in Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Campbell, Andrew Laidlaw
Campbell, James
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1914-1918
111th Battalion
Place
Preston, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment and residence]
Canada, Canada, Canada [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Preston, Ontario
Canada
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
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Campbell, Alexander Laidlaw Private. Enlisted at Preston May 15, 1916 with the 111th Battalion. He was born in Canada and is the son of James Campbell, Lucknow, Ontario. He has returned to Preston.
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Canadian soldiers, World War One

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1916 and 1918]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of a group of Canadian soldiers in an unknown location. Corporal Frederick Christian Luft, 118th Battalion, is in the centre of the back row, with a cigar in his mouth. The other soldiers are not identified.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P009598
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
5.2 cm (W) X 3.9 cm (H)
5.6 cm (W) X 4.4 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[between 1916 and 1918]
Date of Publication
1917
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of a group of Canadian soldiers in an unknown location. Corporal Frederick Christian Luft, 118th Battalion, is in the centre of the back row, with a cigar in his mouth. The other soldiers are not identified.
Storage Location
PB1
Subject Access
Soldiers
World War 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Luft, Frederick Christian, 1897-1966
Notes
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. The photograph is in fair condition, with many creases. The top left corner of the photograph is missing. 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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Canadian soldiers, World War One

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
[between 1916 and 1918]
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of a group of Canadian soldiers, serving in the First World War, in a unknown location. Corporal Frederick Christian Luft, 118th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, is in the back row, holding a rifle.
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P009599
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
5.7 cm (W) X 3.7 cm (H)
6.9 cm (W) X 4.9 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
[between 1916 and 1918]
Date of Publication
1917
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of a group of Canadian soldiers, serving in the First World War, in a unknown location. Corporal Frederick Christian Luft, 118th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, is in the back row, holding a rifle.
Storage Location
PB1
Subject Access
Soldiers
World War 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Luft, Frederick Christian, 1897-1966
Notes
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. The photograph is in fair condition. There is some yellowing and surface dirt. It appears that the photograph was part of a scrapbook or album and has been cut out. Black cardstock covers the back of the photograph. 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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Chace, Harry Hamilton

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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1919-1921
Collection
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 contains a three red slashes and one red star.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_061
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 contains a three red slashes and one red star.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Chace, Harry Hamilton
Chace, (Mr.)
Chace, (Mrs.)
Tolton, Harry
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1914-1918
Soldiers -- Wounds and injuries
Military Medal
Canadian Field Artillery
Euler Business College (Kitchener, Ont.)
43rd Howitzer Battery
8th Army Brigade
Place
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
Butte, Montana, United States [Place of education]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of education and residence]
England, England, United Kingdom [Place of military service]
Dallas, Texas, United States [Birthplace and place of education]
Geographic Access
France
Butte, Montana, United States
Kitchener, Ontario
England
Dallas, Texas, United States
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
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Chace, Harry Hamilton Sergeant. Enlisted January 10, 1916 with 43rd Howitzer Battery, 8th Army Brigade. C.F.A. Methodist. Born at Dallas, Texas on Nov. 8, 1892, educated at Dallas, Texas, at Butte, Montana, at Suddaby School, Kitchener and at the Euler Business College. He was discharged April 8, 1919 and lives with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chace, 19 Snider Ave., Kitchener. He served one month in Canada, four months in England and two years and nine months in France. He was wounded on three occasions and won a military medal. Harry Tolton, 28 Ellen St. E., Kitchener
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1919-1921
Collection
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.
  1 document
Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_C_234
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.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
Curtis, Oswald Edwin
Curtis, Edwin (Mrs.)
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1914-1918
111th Battalion
Place
Canada, Canada, Canada [Birthplace]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
Geographic Access
Canada
Galt, Ontario
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
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Curtis, Oswald Edwin Lance-Corporal. Enlisted with the 111th Battalion at Galt, December 7, 1915. He was born in Canada and his next of kin is Mrs. Edwin Curtis, of Peterborough, Ontario.
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Members of the 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion leaving the Berlin train station for training in London, Ontario

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
22 May 1916
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of soldiers of the 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) leaving the Berlin train station on 22 May 1916 for training in London, Ontario. A large crowd of people, many of whom are holding umbrellas, are gathered at the train station to sen…
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Description Level
Item
Creator
Denton, Ernest (1883-1957), Photographer
Accession Number
P000488
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
20.8 cm (W) X 16.1 cm (H)
21.7 cm (W) X 16.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
22 May 1916
Date of Publication
1916-05-22
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph of soldiers of the 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) leaving the Berlin train station on 22 May 1916 for training in London, Ontario. A large crowd of people, many of whom are holding umbrellas, are gathered at the train station to send off local recruits. Several factories can be seen behind the trains carrying the soldiers.
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Denton, Ernest (1883-1957)
Subject Access
Crowds
Farewells
Military training
Railroad stations
Soldiers
Train Station (Kitchener, Ont.)
118th Battalion
World War, 1914-1918
Canadian Expeditionary Force - 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
The photograph was taken on Monday 22 May 1916 in the morning and appeared in the Berlin Daily Telegraph on 25 May 1916. A black and white reprint of the photograph (copy 2) has not been digitized or uploaded.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Location - Copy
PB3
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Military band and soldiers marching down King Street East

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1914
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph postcard of a military band and soldiers, likely the 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion, marching down King Street, East in Berlin, Ontario. Onlookers can be seen standing on the sidewalks watching the men walk by.
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Description Level
Item
Creator
Kolb, Aaron Clemens (1871-1937), Photographer
Accession Number
P001385
Material Details
Postcards
Physical Description
12.9 cm (W) X 7.7 cm (H)
13.8 cm (W) X 8.4 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1914
Date of Publication
1914
Scope and Content
A black and white photograph postcard of a military band and soldiers, likely the 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion, marching down King Street, East in Berlin, Ontario. Onlookers can be seen standing on the sidewalks watching the men walk by.
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Kolb, Aaron Clemens (1871-1937)
Subject Access
Marching
Marching bands
Postcards
King Street East (Kitchener, Ont.)
118th Battalion
World War, 1914-1918
Canadian Expeditionary Force - 118th (North Waterloo) Battalion
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Original cataloguing for the postcard notes that the postcard is from a First World War photo taken by Aaron Kolb. The image is noted as being part of the Edna Staebler Collection.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Reproductions
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Source Organization
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Opening of Great War Veterans' Association Home

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
19170509
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of flag raising ceremony at the opening of the Great War Veterans' home, located at 113 David Street, Kitchener, Ontario. Civilians and soldiers are shown in the photo. Most of the crowd has their backs to the camera. Young girl with infant in stroller faces camera in fo…
  1 image
Description Level
Item
Creator
Denton, Ernest 1883-1957, Photographer
Accession Number
P000581
Material Details
Photographs
Physical Description
15.1 cm (W) X 17.1 cm (H)
15.1 cm (W) X 17.1 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
19170509
Date of Publication
1917-05-09
Scope and Content
Black and white photograph of flag raising ceremony at the opening of the Great War Veterans' home, located at 113 David Street, Kitchener, Ontario. Civilians and soldiers are shown in the photo. Most of the crowd has their backs to the camera. Young girl with infant in stroller faces camera in foreground. People are standing on porch and balcony. Several military personnel on the balcony are observing a soldier raising the flag. Flags adorn the circular posts on the lower veranda.
Storage Location
PB3
Name Access
Denton, Ernest 1883-1957
Great War Veterans Association
Returned Soldiers' Association
Subject Access
Crowds
Rest homes
Opening Ceremonies
Veterans - Medical care
Veterans -- Housing
World War -- 1914-1918 -- Veterans
Flag raising and lowering
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
See also P000579 for possible related image. 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
Waterloo Historical Society
Collection
Photograph Collection
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Private Herbert and Corporal Fred Christian Luft

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Description Level
Item
Date Range
1918
Collection
Photograph Collection
Scope and Content
Black and white studio portrait postcard of Corporal Fred Christian Luft (seated) and his brother, Private Herbert Luft (standing), during the First World War.
  2 images
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
P009601
Material Details
Postcards
Physical Description
7.5 cm (W) X 12.5 cm (H)
7.8 cm (W) X 13.1 cm (H) with mat/border
Date Range
1918
Date of Publication
1918
Scope and Content
Black and white studio portrait postcard of Corporal Fred Christian Luft (seated) and his brother, Private Herbert Luft (standing), during the First World War.
Storage Location
PB1
Subject Access
Soldiers
World War 1914-1918
Luft, Frederick Christian, 1897-1966
Luft, Herbert John, 1895-1953
Notes
Frederick Christian Luft, born 17 February 1897 in Berlin, Ont., enlisted on 17 April 1916 with the 118th Battalion. Fred attended Kitchener Collegiate Institute from 1910 to 1912. He married Emma Hiller in 1921. He died in 1966. Herbert John Luft was born on 6 Sept 1895 in Berlin, ON. He enlisted on 26 Feb 1918 with the Fourth Infantry Division and transferred to the Machine Gun Corps while in France. He married Irene Steinke, had one child and lived at 175 Waterloo Street in Kitchener, ON. Herbert died in 1953. Fred and Herbert were sons of Julius Luft, who lived at 28 Spring Street, Berlin, Ont. 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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Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Photograph Collection
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