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Lt. Solon Albright 

Lt. Solon Albright[1]

Male 1890 - 1918

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  • Prefix  Lt. 
    Birth  25 Jul 1890  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Military  1891  [8
    WW1, Captain, 118th Regiment / 118 Battalion / 241st Ballalion 
    Religion  1891  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Methodist 
    Occupation  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Clerk, Shirt Factory 
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Baptist 
    Directory  1912  22 St. George St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    WW1, 118th Overseas Battalion 
    Military  1916  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Enlistment WW1 
    Misfortune  killed in WW1 
    Residence  1918  83 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    soldier 
    Died  8 Aug 1918  Amiens, , Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Website  2009 
    Photograph 
    • Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection

      Description: Black and white, studio portrait of Captain Solon Albright, in uniform.

      Notes: Captain Solon Albright was born 25 July 1890 in Berlin, Ontario, the only child of Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Albright. He enlisted with the 108th Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel Bowman. In October 1915, he went to London and qualified as a lieutenant and was attached to the 118th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. He later transferred to the 241st Windsor Scottish Borderers, where he obtained his captaincy. He went overseas on 24 April 1917 and was attached to the 48th Highlanders. In March 1918, Capt. Albright was invalided to Italy with trench fever and shell-shock. He returned to his battalion in May. He fell at Amiens on 8 August 1918 and was buried at Crovy on the River Somme.

      Inscriptions:
      Front: Captain Solon Albright - only child of Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Albright. Born July 25 1890 - enlisted November 1914 with the 108th Regt. C.M. under Lt. Col. Bowman - in Oct. 1915 he went to London and qualified as Lieut - was attached to the staff of the 118th Battn. C.E.F. - later transferred to the 241st Windsor Scottish Borderers - it was with this battalion he obtained his captaincy - he left Windsor April 24, 1917 for overseas - here he was attached to the 48th Highlanders - in March 1918 he was invalided to Italy with trench fever and shell-shock - returned to his battn [sic] in May - he fell at Amiens on Aug. 8, 1918 - buried at Crovy on the River Somme.
    Residence  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Eby ID Number  00001-1.4 
    Buried  Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy, , Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I6676  Generations
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2017 

    Father  Abraham Albright,   b. 2 Dec 1858, Dunn Township, Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Frances Arimenta Price,   b. 30 Jul 1865, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Nov 1886 
    Family ID  F1989  Group Sheet

    Family  Ruth Marjorie Steveley,   b. 1894, London, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  3 Feb 1916  London, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Family ID  F12470  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Lt. Solon Albright
    Lt. Solon Albright
    Solon Albright
    Solon Albright
    From Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 61.

    2. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Solon Allbright Born: 25 Jul 1890 County: Waterloo Father: Abraham Allbright Mother: Frances Arminta Price

    3. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-4 Page 9.

    4. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers, RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 70 - 35.

    5. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 23 Page 8.

    6. [S1592] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1891, Section 2 Page 17.

    7. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

    8. [S1890] Military - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener Public Library WW1 Soldiers Card Index Soldier Information Cards - World War One.

    9. [S1760] Directory - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Vernon's City of Berlin and Town of Waterloo and Bridgeport Directory 1912-13.

    10. [S875] Directory - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - 1918 - Cairnes Official Directory of the City of Kitchener.

    11. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Solon Albright Born: Berlin Age: 25 Father: Abraham Albright Mother: Frances Arice Born: abt 1891 Spouse: Ruth Marjorie Stevely Age: 21 born: London Father: Samuel C Stevely Mother: Maud Tackabury Stevely married 3 Feb 1916 married: Middlesex

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 25 Jul 1890 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk, Shirt Factory - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDirectory - 1912 - 22 St. George St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Enlistment WW1 - 1916 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Feb 1916 - London, Middlesex, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - soldier - 1918 - 83 King St. W., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Aug 1918 - Amiens, , Picardie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy, , Picardie, France Link to Google Earth
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