Tuesday 15 September 2009

Private Fred Ballard

Born on 6 October 1896 in Bolton, Ontario - son of Mrs. Elizabeth Ballard, Toronto, Ontario - attestation form notes present address in Toronto, Ontario, trade as machinist, single, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 8.75 inches, chest of 36 inches, fair complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, Church of England.

Joined the 126th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 11 January 1916 (number 775023) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion in France on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 11 or 13 August 1918 - rejoined the battalion on 12 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the battalion on 16 June 1919.

(Many thanks to Paul Freeman for the image of Private Ballard.)

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