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Barbour, John


Description
Media Type:
Text
Image
Item Type:
Cards
Description:
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
Notes:
John Barbour was born on February 15, 1885 in Derby Township, Ontario. He was the son of James Barbour and Florence (Flora) Jane McPhatter.

When he enlisted on January 31, 1916 in Galt with the 111th Battalion, he was a labourer by trade. His religion was given as Presbyterian. Barbour was not married. His home address was given as 29 Spruce Street, Galt. His regimental/service number was 730450. He served with the 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry overseas.

While advancing with his battalion in an attack on the enemy trenches, Private Barbour was severely wounded by the explosion of an enemy shell and died instantly at Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917.

John Barbour is buried at Canadian Cemetery No.2, Neuville-St. Vaast, Pas-de-Calais, France.
Date of Original:
1919
Date Of Event:
1915-1918
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Barbour, John ; Barbour, Florence Jane ; Barbour, James ; McPhatter, Florence Jane, Barbour, Flora
Local identifier:
WW1_B_051
Collection:
Kitchener Public Library
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Place of enlistment and residence:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.3668 Longitude: -80.31637
  • Place of birth:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.50009 Longitude: -80.99973
  • place of death and burial:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    Latitude: 50.29301 Longitude: 2.78186
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
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Full Text

Barbour, John

Private.

Only son of Mrs. Barbour, Spruce St., Galt.

Enlisted at Galt, January 31, 1915 with the 111th Battalion. He was born in Canada and his next of kin is Mrs. Florence Jane Barbour, 9 Spruce St., Galt.

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Barbour, John


A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.