Thursday 7 December 2006

Lance-Corporal Frederick Harding Allum

Born on 1 March 1895 in Ipswich, England - brother of Edith Smith, Ottawa - attestation paper gives trade as labourer, single, not a member of the military, never previously a member of the military, height of 6 feet 1 inch, chest of 35.5 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair, Church of England.

Joined the 38th Battalion on 1 March 1915 (number 410234) - served with the battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 9 or 10 April 1917 - invalided to England on 11 April 1917.

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