Monday 31 January 2011

Private Frederick Edward Meehan

Born on 22 June 1889 in London, England - son of Mrs. Fanny Elizabeth Meehan, Romford, Essex, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Thornice, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; currently a member of the 97th Regiment; no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 159th Battalion, CEF, in New Liskeard, Ontario, on 27 April 1916 (number 649267) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - killed in action on 10 August 1918 - buried in St. Souplet British Cemetery (grave II.D.1), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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