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Adams, William J.

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A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
William was a laborer born in Edinburgh, Scotland 29 Jul 1885, a widower, he listed his daughter Williamina Elspeth as his next of kin. According to his Attestation Papers. According to Ancestry Public Tree he was married to Williamina Espeth Craig who died in Toronto 15 Oct 1914. The daughter with the same given names returned to Scotland and died in 1998. Williamina is buried in the Necroplis Cemetery, Toronto, and her address was listed as New Comers Inn according to the Necropolis Cemetery Records on Williamina and her daughter Williamina arrived in October 1910 in Quebec headed for Galt according to: Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 on
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Adams, William J. ; Adams, W.E.
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Kitchener Public Library
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  • Birthplace:
    Scotland, United Kingdom
    Latitude: 56 Longitude: -4
  • Place of enlistment and residence:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.3834 Longitude: -80.34967
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Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
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Adams, William J.


Was attached to the 29th Regiment and enlisted with the 34th Battalion at Galt, January 18, 1915. He went overseas with the 2nd reinforcing draft.

He was born in Scotland and his next of kin is Miss W.E. Adams, Aberdeen, Scotland.

He was living in Preston at the time of enlisting.

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Adams, William J.

A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.