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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Baetz, Walter Edward
Enlisted May 1, 1916 with the 118th Battalion.
He left England for France May 26, 1917 and joined the 2nd Canadian Pioneer Battalion, which became the 5th Battalion, Canadian Engineers. He took part in the battle for Hill 70 on August 15, 1917. He proceeded to Ypres Salient and acted as stretcher-bearer at Passchendaele from October 17, 1917 to November 13, 1917. He was south-east of Arras during the enemy's drive in the spring of 1918. He landed on the Amiens front for the colossal drive of August 18, 1918 and followed the advance until August 27, 1918. He returned to the Arras front and followed up advance through Cherisy, Bourlon Wood, Cambrai, Valenciennes until the breakup on November 11, 1918.
Marched to Germany and visited most of the important cities of the Rhineland.
He was never wounded.
Born October 31, 1895.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Baetz, 85 Elgin St., Kitchener.