Tuesday 12 March 2013

Private Melrose Edward Frederick

Son of Edward and Alice Frederick, St. Thomas, Ontario.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, on 18 December 1915 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - killed in action on 18 November 1916 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Photo of Pte. Frederick - he's on the viewers left, his brother Walter on the right - courtesy of Paul Freeman).

(Updated with a photo of Pte Frederick's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(sources: 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, www.cwgc.org)

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