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Welker, Wilfrid


Description
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Cards
Description:
A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red slash.
Date of Original:
1919
Date Of Event:
1916-1919
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Welker, Wilfrid ; Welker (Mr.) ; Welker (Mrs.)
Local identifier:
WW1_W_084
Collection:
Kitchener Public Library
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Place of enlistment:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.70011 Longitude: -79.4163
  • Place of military service:
    England, United Kingdom
    Latitude: 53 Longitude: -2
  • Place of military service:
    France, France
    Latitude: 46 Longitude: 2
  • Place of military service:
    Picardie, France
    Latitude: 49.9 Longitude: 2.3
  • Place of military service:
    Picardie, France
    Latitude: 49.76667 Longitude: 2.61667
  • Place of military service:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    Latitude: 50.16667 Longitude: 3.1
  • Place of military service:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    Latitude: 50.29301 Longitude: 2.78186
  • Place of military service:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    Latitude: 50.18333 Longitude: 2.91667
  • Place of military service:
    Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
    Latitude: 50.83333 Longitude: 4.33333
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Recommended Citation:
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
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Full Text

Welker, Wilfrid

Lance-Corporal.

Lance-Corporal Wilfrid Welker son of Mr. and Mrs. Welker, St. Jacobs, enlisted as a private on June 3rd 1916 in Toronto in the 220th Battalion training at Niagara and Exhibition Camp, Toronto.

He left for overseas on April 24th, 1917 on the Olympic, training in England at Witley and Sandling Camps, in the 3rd Canadian Reserve and 134th Canadian Highlanders.

He crossed to France in March 1918 and was in active service at Amiens, La Quesnel, Bourlou Wood etc.

He was wounded by a gunshot in the neck on September 2nd, 1918 while in the Arras sector, and was taken to 26 General Hospital No. 10 and was ready for action again on Sept 24th at Boullecourt, and kept moving north toward Brussels where he was camped for sometime returning to England May 2nd 1919, and sailed for Canada May 31st getting his discharge June 8th 1919.

He received his stripe Aug. 1918.

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Welker, Wilfrid


A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a red slash.