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Private Harold Voelker 

Private Harold Voelker

Male 1896 - 1920

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  • Prefix  Private 
    Birth  8 May 1896  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Military  WW1 
    Religion  1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Evangelical 
    Military  1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    WW1, Private, 118th Battalion / 1st Battalion 
    Misfortune  1920  [4
    died from war wounds 
    Died  3 Dec 1920  Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Website  2009 
    Photograph 
    • Grace Schmidt Room of Local History Digital Collection

      Description: Black and white studio portrait photograph, inside a photo cover, of Ex. Private Harold Voelker in uniform.
      Notes: Ex. Private Voelker was born 8 May 1896 in Berlin (later Kitchener), Ontario. He served with the 1st Battalion Canadian Infantry. Voelker was wounded at Passchendaele, Belgium on 6 November 1917 and later died of his wounds on 3 December 1920.
    Residence  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Residence  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  306 Wellington St., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-97642P 
    Buried  Calvary United Brethern Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID  I97642  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Apr 2018 

    Father  John Voelker,   b. 19 Feb 1863, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954 
    Mother  Mary Ann Ortwein,   b. 29 Oct 1864, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958 
    Family ID  F25167  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Harold Voelker
    Harold Voelker
    Voelker was wounded at Passchendaele, Belgium on 6 November 1917 and later died of his wounds on 3 December 1920. Original in Kitchener Public Library

  • Notes 
    • Died in Toronto on Friday, Dec. 3rd, 1920, Pte. Harold Voelker, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Voelker, of Kitchener, from wounds received at Passchendale, Nov. 6th, 1917, 1st Battalion Canadian Infantry, at the age of 24 years. The military funeral which took place on Sunday last was one of the largest seen at Kitchener. Harold leaves to mourn his loss, his parents and 3 brothers, William, of Waterloo, Ian, of Iriquois [sic], and Oliver, of Kitchener. The whole community sympathizes with the family in their sad bereavement.

      New Hamburg Independent, December 10, 1920

  • Sources 
    1. [S137] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1901, Berlin (Town/Ville) A-3 Page 23.

    2. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 31 Pg. 4.

    3. [S232] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Calvary United St. Jacobs 4585 Cemetery Internet Link.
      Ion Voelker / 1891 - 1952 / D - Harold Voelker / 1896 - 1920

    4. [S232] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Calvary United St. Jacobs 4585 Cemetery Internet Link.
      [Commonwealth Monument: Maple Leaf] / 751267 Private / Harold Voelker / 1st Battn. C.E.F. / 3rd Dec. 1920 / + / Born 8th May, 1896 / Died From Wounds

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

    6. [S2231] Military - Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 8 May 1896 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Dec 1920 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Calvary United Brethern Cemetery, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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