Abbott, George Joseph

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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
in England. His next of kin is Augustus Abbott, 205 Waterloo St., Kitchener. He served in France.
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Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
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SIC WW1 Box 1
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Abbott, George Joseph
Abbott, Augustus
Yanke, Luella Alfrieda
Yanke, Henry
Graf, Anna
Baird, Florence
Ringle, Leona
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Drummers
Place
Plaistow, England, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment, residence and marriage]
Geographic Access
Plaistow, England
France
Kitchener, Ontario
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According to the 1901 England census, George Joseph Abbott was the son of Augustus Abbott and Florence Baird. He was born in Plaistow, Essex, England on 20 May 1898. He married Luella Alfrieda Yanke on 1 November 1922. At the time of his marriage, George lived at 205 Waterloo Street in Kitchener and was a rubber worker. Luella, a factory hand, aged 24, lived at 118 Waterloo Street, Kitchener and was the daughter of Henry Yanke and Anna Graf. The witness to the marriage was Leona Ringle, of 113 Edward Street, Kitchener. Both George and Luella gave their religious denomination as Lutheran.
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Abbott, George Drummer. Enlisted with the 118th Battalion on January 26, 1916. He was born in England. His next of kin is Augustus Abbott, 205 Waterloo St., Kitchener. He served in France.
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Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
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SIC WW1 Box 1
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Abbott, James
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
Canadian Army Medical Corps
Place
Arrondissement du Havre, Haute-Normandie, France [Place of military service]
Hespeler, Ontario, Canada [Residence]
Strathroy, Ontario, Canada [Residence and burial place]
Ceatharlach, Carlow, Ireland [Birthplace]
Geographic Access
Arrondissement du Havre, Haute-Normandie, France
Hespeler, Ontario
Strathroy, Ontario
Ceatharlach, Carlow, Ireland
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Private James Abbott, Service No. 528517 Born in Carlow Ireland, James later resided at the Coombe Home in Hespeler, Ontario. He was a 22 year old student in Strathroy when he enlisted with the Number 2 Field Artillery Depot on 19 Jan 1916 at London Ontario. His next of kin was shown as Mrs. Emily Shepherd, sister, 56 Scollard Street, Toronto, ON on his attestation paper. He served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps at the CAMC Hospital at Havre, France. There, he became ill and was invalided to England with appendicitis. He returned to Canada and was discharged on 15 May 1919. James died on 26 May 1922 at the Byron Sanitarium. His death was attributed to a 'lingering illness' from the war. He is buried in the Strathroy Cemetery.
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Abbott, James Private Was one of the boys from the Coombe Home in Hespeler, Ontario.
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Adams, William Frederick

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30.7 cm (W) X 25.5 cm (H) with mat/border
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Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - 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 shows a red cross.
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Adams, William Frederick
Adams, William J.
Adams, Bridget
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
1st Canadian Infantry Battalion
Place
City of London, England, United Kingdom [Place of birth]
Bois de Boulogne, Île-de-France, France [Place of burial]
Preston, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
London, England
Bois de Boulogne, Île-de-France, France
Preston, Ontario
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Private William Adams (Regimental/Service #7115), enlisted on September 15, 1914 in Valcartier, QC, with the 1st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment). He was born in London England on September 21, 1895, and is the son of William and Bridget Adams of Middle Street in Preston, ON. At the time of his enlistment, he was not married and he worked in the shoe trade. He listed his religion as Church of England. William died on May 7, 1915, as a result of wounds he received in action at the Battle of Langemarck. He was 19 years of age. Laid to rest at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery in France. Grave reference: VIII. C.2.
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Adams, William F. Private. Belonged to 1st Battalion, 1st Contingent. He enlisted in 1914. Killed in action. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. William J. Adams of Preston, Ontario . Anglican.
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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 a red cross.
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Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - 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 a red cross.
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Aikens, James Wilson
Aikens, John Wilson
Aikens, J. Wilson
Aikens, John
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
18th Battalion
Place
Contay, Picardie, France [Place of burial]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Puslinch, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
London, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment]
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Contay, Picardie, France
Galt, Ontario
Puslinch, Ontario
London, Ontario
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Private James Wilson Aikens (Regimental/Service #54125), enlisted on December 7, 1914 in London, ON, with the 18th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment). He was born in Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario on May 28, 1889, and is the son of Thomas H. and Adelaide E. (Paddock) Aikens of 2nd Concession in Puslinch, Ontario. At the time of his enlistment, he was not married and he worked as a lineman. His father, who at that time resided 849 Dundas Street in London, Ontario, was listed as his next of kin. He listed his religion as Presbyterian. James died on September 15, 1916, as a result of wounds he received in action at the Battle of the Somme. He was 27 years of age. Laid to rest at Contay British Cemetery in France. Grave reference II. B.12. His burial record with the Commonwealth Graves Commission shows the name "John Aikens".
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Aikens, J. Wilson Private. Enlisted at London, Ontario. Born in Puslinch Township and lived with his parents on West Main St. Galt for a number of years. He received a gun shot wound in his leg and hand and died as a result on September 15, 1916.
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph of Robert Ainslie and a red slash.
went to England December 14, 1915 and to France on March 8, 1916. He was wounded in June 1916. Jean
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Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph of Robert Ainslie and a red slash.
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SIC WW1 Box 1
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Ainslie, Robert
Ainslie, Jean
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
2nd Pioneers
9th Engineers
Place
Alloa, Scotland, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
England, England, United Kingdom [Place of military service]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
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Alloa, Scotland
France
England
Galt, Ontario
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Robert Ainslie and his wife Annie Bauchop are buried in Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge. He is buried with his son who also served in the Military in World War Two. The headstone in Mount View Cemetery reads: Ainslie/ Robert Ainslie/ 1882-1962/ Annie Bauchop his wife/ 1884-1931/ Robert (Scotty) Ainslie/ 1904-1948/ (Veteran's cross)/ [A] Father/ [B] Mother/ Annie Bauchop/ 1884-1931/ [C] Scotty /. Robert Ainslie worked as a maltman and was married in 1904 in Sauchie, Alloa, Clackmannan, Scotland before coming to Canada. The Scottish Marriage Registration of 5 Feb 1904 states the the marriage was conducted at Sauchie, Alloa, after Banns according to the Forms of the Church of Scotland, by George Murray, Minister, between Robert Ainslie, 21, bachelor, maltman, 16 Primrose Street, Alloa, and Annie Bauchop, 19, spinster, millworker, Fairfield, Sauchie, Alloa. Witnesses were given as: David Ainslie and Mary Bauchop. The marriage was registered on 8 February 1904, at Alloa, by Ross Grant, Registrar in the Parish of Alloa in the County of Clackmannan, (Registration District 465/A, Entry 19.)
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Ainslie, Robert Sapper Enlisted October 1, 1915 with 2nd Pioneers and transferred to 9th Engineers. Presbyterian. Born March 31, 1882 in Alloa, Scotland, educated and married in Scotland. He has four children. He was discharged March 30, 1919 and lives at 100 Victoria Avenue, Galt, Ontario. He went to England December 14, 1915 and to France on March 8, 1916. He was wounded in June 1916. Jean Ainslie, 100 Victoria Ave., Galt.
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Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph, a red cross and a red slash.
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SIC WW1 Box 1
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Albright, Solon
Bowman, Lt. Col
Albright, Abraham
Albright, Abraham (Mrs.)
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
48th Highlanders of Canada
241st Windsor Scottish Borderers
108th Regiment
15th Battalion
Place
Crouy, Picardie, France [Place of burial]
Italian Republic, Italy, Italy [Place of treatment]
City of London, England, United Kingdom [Place of military service]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of birth and enlistment]
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Crouy, Picardie, France
Italy
London, England
Kitchener, Ontario
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Albright, Solon Captain. Enlisted November 1914 with 108th Reg. C.M. under Lt. Col Bowman. Transferred to 118th Battalion, later to 241st Windsor Scottish Borderers. Baptist. Born July 25, 1890 and was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Albright, 83 King St., West. Kitchener, Ontario. He was married and has one child. In October 1915, he went to London and qualified as lieutenant and it was with 241st Windsor Scottish Borderers that he obtained his captaincy. Left Windsor for overseas April 24, 1917 attached to 48th Highlanders. In March 1918 he was invalided to Italy with trench fever and shell-shock, returning to his battalion in May. He fell at Amiens August 8, 1918 and is buried at Crovy on the River Somme.
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also bears a photograph and a red slash.
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SIC WWI Box 1
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Alison, Thomas
Alison, William (Mrs.)
Walters, George
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
111th Battalion
Place
England, England, United Kingdom [Place of convalescence]
Lens, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of wounding]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Place of birth, residence and enlistment]
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England
Lens, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Galt, Ontario
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Thomas Norman Joseph Alison married 16 Feb 1925 in Galt. He died unexpectedly 18 Apr 1926 14 months after marriage of a cerebral hemorrhage (1 day) & Uraemia general convulsions (2 hours). He is buried in Galt, but a tombstone has not been found. His wife Edith Margaret Cooper b. 13 Feb 1909 in Galt, died 154 May 1975 Pontiac, Michigan never marrying again.
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Alison, Thomas Private. Enlisted Dec. 1915 at Galt with Machine Gun Co. of 111th Battalion transferred to 13th Machine Gun Co. Roman Catholic. Born Jan. 20, 1895 at Galt, educated at Galt Separate School, Galt Collegiate Institute and St. Jerome's College, Kitchener. Unmarried. He was discharged April 14, 1919 and is at home with his mother, Mrs. William Alison, who lives at 131 Wellington St., Galt. He was gassed at Hill 70 and was sent to hospital in England. He served twenty-nine months. George Walter, 14 Kerr St., Galt.
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
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SIC WW1 Box 1
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Allemang, A.
Allemang, Alba
Stuart, Mary Ellen
Allemang, Christian
Shantz, Barbara
Allemang, Stuart
Allemang, Raymond
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
71st Battalion
256th Construction Battalion
Place
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
Bridgeport, Ontario, Canada [Place of burial]
Bloomingdale, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment, marriage and residence]
Geographic Access
France
Bridgeport, Ontario
Bloomingdale, Ontario
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Allemang, Alba Corporal. Alba Allemang was born April 10, 1890 in Bloomingdale, Ontario. He was the son of Christian Allemang and Barbara Shantz. He enlisted with the 71st Battalion in Berlin, Ontario on September 1, 1915 and later transferred to the 118th Battalion. He also served in the 256th Railway Construction Battalion. Allemang served in France and was discharged on March 26, 1919. Allemang married Mary Ellen Stuart on September 8, 1920 in Kitchener, Ontario. At the time of his marriage, Alba was a rubber worker. They raised two sons, Stuart and Raymond. Alba Allemang died on June 1, 1954 at the age of 64. He is buried at Bridgeport Memorial Cemetery, Kitchener, Ontario.
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Allemang, A. Private. He enlisted at Kitchener.
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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
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Allgeier, H.
Allgeier, Herbert
Allgeier, Michael
Axt, Catherine
Allgeier, Clayton
Allgeier, Alvin
Wales, Ernie (Mrs.)
Ziegler, Fred (Mrs.)
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
1st Depot Battalion
Place
Peel, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
London, Ontario, Canada [Place of enlistment and death]
Elmira, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
Peel, Ontario
France
London, Ontario
Elmira, Ontario
Notes
Allgeier, Herbert Sapper. Herbert Allgeier was born on July 8, 1896 in Peel Township, Wellington County, Ontario. He was the son of Michael Allgeier and Catherine Axt. His occupation as listed as a foundry labourer in the 1911 Canadian census. Herby, as he was also known, was living in Elmira, Ontario, at the time. Herbert enlisted in London, Ontario on May 13, 1918. On his attestation paper, he gave his occupation as auto mechanic. He served in England and France with the 1st Depot Battalion, Western Ontario Regiment. Herbert was discharged on March 13, 1919. Allgeier's passing was noted in the Elmira Signet of February 15, 1923. His obituary stated that he had died in London, Ontario at the Byron Sanatarium, on the previous Monday as a result of a prolonged period of illness which was related to his overseas experiences during the war. He had been gassed by enemy forces on the French front in 1918. The obituary also noted that the late Mr. Allgeier was twenty-seven years and six months old. He had been born in Peel township on the old homestead on the eighth of Peel, and came to Elmira with his parents sixteen years ago. He lived in Elmira continuously until he went overseas in July 1918, returning in April 1919. His funeral was held on February 15, 1923 at the Evangelical Church in Elmira. He was buried in the Elmira Cemetery. The obituary also noted that besides his parents, Reeve Michael Allgeir and wife Catherine, the late Mr. Allgeier is survived by two brothers, Alvin and Clayton in town, and by two sisters Mrs. Ernie Wales of Brampton, and Mrs. Fred Ziegler of Dana, Saskatchewan.
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Allgeier, H. His home is in Elmira, Ontario.
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30.7 cm (W) X 25.5 cm (H) with mat/border
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Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - 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 a red cross.
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SIC WW1 Box 1
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Anderson, John D.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
29th Highland Light Infantry Battalion
1st Canadian Infantry Battalion
Place
Givenchy-en-Gohelle, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of military service]
Galt, Ontario, Canada [Birthplace]
Souchez, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of burial]
Geographic Access
Givenchy-en-Gohelle, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Galt, Ontario
Souchez, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Notes
Anderson, John D. Private. Prior to WW1, Private Anderson was a member of the 29th Regiment (Highland Light Infantry of Canada) in Galt, ON. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Valcartier, P.Q. on 23 September 1914. He was assigned to the 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion which arrived in England 14 October 1914. After training through the winter, they embarked for France in February, 1915. Private Anderson was killed in action at Givenchy, France on 15 June 1915. John Anderson was born 13 February 1888 in Galt, Ontario to John and Jane Anderson (nee Ballantyne). His religion was Presbyterian and his civilian occupation was teamster. He never married. At the time of his death, his next of kin was his older brother, by eighteen years, George Anderson of 30 May Street, Windsor, Ontario. Private Anderson is buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France (Grave Reference XVII. F. 4.)
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Anderson, John D. Private. Enlisted very early in the war with 29th Highland Light Infantry Battalion of Galt. He was killed in action at Givenchy, June 15, 1915.
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