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. The card also bears a red cross.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_A_017
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. The card also bears a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 1
Name Access
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]
Geographic Access
Contay, Picardie, France
Galt, Ontario
Puslinch, Ontario
London, Ontario
Notes
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".
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
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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