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Eby, Alexander Ralph


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:
Private Eby is buried in Rue David Military Cemetery, near Fleurbaix, France, Section II, Row A, grave 44.
Date of Original:
1919
Date Of Event:
1891-1915
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Eby, Alexander Ralph ; Eby, Helen ; Eby, Bishop Benjamin ; Eby, Isaac ; Becker, Elizabeth ; Eby, Menno ; Eby, Alexander ; Watson, Nellie
Local identifier:
WW1_E_009
Collection:
Kitchener Public Library
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Birthplace:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4501 Longitude: -80.48299
  • Place of burial:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    Latitude: 50.65 Longitude: 2.83333
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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

Eby, Alexander Ralph

Private.

He went with the 1st Contingent B.E.F. 2nd Infantry Brigade, 4th Company, 5th Battalion.

Miss Helen Eby, Eby St. Kitchener, is his sister.

He was killed in France, March 21, 1915 and was the first Waterloo County victim of the war on the fields of France.

Methodist.

Alexander Ralph Eby, of the Fifth Battalion, First Canadian Contingent, born in Berlin, Ontario, 1891, killed in action March 20th, 1915, descendant, in line of oldest sons in each generation, of Bishop Benjamin Eby, founder of Berlin and one of the first settlers in this locality.

Bishop Benjamin Eby's oldest son was Isaac Fby; Isaac Eby's oldest son was Menno Eby, who married a German, Elizabeth Becker.

Menno Eby's oldest son was Alexander Eby, who married an Engish-woman, Nellie Watson, and their oldest son was Alexander Ralph Eby, with whose death the line in direct descent of oldest sons from Bishop Bejamin Eby becomes extinct.

The early Mennonite settlers refused on religious principles to carry arms in war. In the war of 1812 a number of them took part as teamsters.

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Eby, Alexander Ralph


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.