Wednesday 18 February 2009

Private David Fittis

Born on 22 December 1895 in Belfast, Ireland - brother of Mrs. Bella Marks, Belfast, Ireland - brother of William Fittis, Belfast, Ireland - brother of Mrs. Jennie Mitchell, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Ireland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Baptist, height of 5 feet 3 inches, chest of 32.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 10 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 22 June 1915 (number 410091) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 23 April 1919.


Marnie Honeyman said...

This is my paternal Grandfather, whose Canadian Expeditionary Forces application form I have previously located. However, I did not know and had never previously found information about where he was stationed or where he fought. Thank you for your wonderful research.

Ken said...

You're quite welcome.