Description Level
Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
  1 document
Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
William
Soldier Last Name
Ashcroft
Rank
Private
Regiment
7th Field Ambulance, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
Accession Number
WW2_A_072
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Ashcroft, William
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
7th Field Ambulance, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
Place
Kitchener [Residence]
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
Access Restriction
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Status
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Ashcroft, William [clipping] 12 October 1944 PTE. WILLIAM ASHCROFT Pte. Ashcroft suffered a triple fracture of the jaw when he was hit by a sniper in Italy on Sept. 18. He is recovering in a hospital somewhere in Italy. Born in Guelph, Pte. Ashcroft attended school in the city, and is well known here. His brother, Pte. Jack, also in the canadian Army, was born in Kitchener. Their father, Pte. Arthur Ashcroft, is stationed at Kingston with the Ordnance Corps. Pte. William Ashcroft enlisted with the 7th Field Ambulance early in 1941, and went overseas the latter part of that year, transferring to the 48th Highlanders, with whom he was fighting when he was wounded.
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