Wednesday 19 September 2012

Private Fred John Tighe

Born on 20 January 1894 in Ottawa, Ontario – brother of Mrs. Mariette Nevins, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as sister; trade as civil servant; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; dark brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined No.3 Section, Divisional Ammunition Column, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 6 April 1917 (number 2043060) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 – killed in action on 2 September 1918 – buried in Dury Mill British Cemetery (grave I.C.6), 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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