Kitchener Public Library Digital Collections
Clemens, Willard Ewart


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.
Date of Original:
1919
Date Of Event:
1915-1918
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Clemens, Willard Ewart ; Clemens, David H.
Local identifier:
WW1_C_124
Collection:
Kitchener Public Library
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Birthplace:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2501 Longitude: -80.54969
  • Place of residence:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4501 Longitude: -80.48299
  • Place of military service:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.42094 Longitude: -75.69029
  • Place of military service:
    Quebec, Canada
    Latitude: 46.81228 Longitude: -71.21454
  • Place of military service and death:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.16681 Longitude: -79.48291
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

Clemens, Willard Ewart

Lieutenant.

Was in his fourth year at the Kitchener and Waterloo Collegiate Institute at the age of 17 when he enlisted with the 118th Battalion as a signaller in November 1915. A year later he was rejected for overseas service and placed in a Special Service from which he transferred to the Divisional Signallers of Ottawa. He served on a patrol boat as Signaller in Quebec Harbour for two months in the spring of 1917. In the autumn of that year he was discharged from the Canadian Army and accepted as a Cadet in the Royal Flying Corps. After training in Texas for the winter he was sent to Beamsville as an instructor. He was 2nd Lieut.

He was accidently killed at the Beamsville Aviation Camp May 17, 1918 at the age of 20.

Evangelical Association.

He was the youngest son of Mr. David H. Clemens, 251 Frederick St., Kitchener, Ontario, and was born in Blenheim Township, Oxford Co.

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Clemens, Willard Ewart


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.