Monday 16 May 2011

Lieutenant Frederick James Newcomb

Born on 6 or 7 April 1888 in Memel, Albert County, New Brusnwick - husband of Annie Bell (nee Logan) Newcomb, Saint John, New Brunswick (married 5 September 1911) - son of George Whitfield Newcomb (a carpenter) and Emeline Stevens - brother of Mary Ethel, Eleanor C., Sarah M., and Comas A. Newcomb - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as wife; railway mail clerk; Methodist; currently a member of the 74th New Brunswick Rangers (since June 1905); no previous military service.

Joined the 140th Battalion, CEF, as a captain in Saint John, New Brunswick, on 16 December 1915 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a lieutenant on 20 September 1917 - sent to England for RTC[?] on 28 October 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; ibid, RG 31, Series C-1, 1901 Census of Canada (via; 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; Acadia, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) 1670-1946 (via; "The Newcombs in America - Descendants of Lieut. Andrew Newcomb Pt.3" (, accessed 30 April 2011)

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