Monday, 23 April 2012

Private Walter Howard Frederick

Born on 8 October 1897 in Reward Township, Kent, Ontario - son of Mrs. Alfred Frederick, West Lorne, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in St. Thomas, Ontario, trade as farm labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 10 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 7 April 1916 (number 190278) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 9 or 10 April 1917 - invalided to England on 20 April 1917.

(Photo of Pte. Frederick - on the viewer's right, his brother Melrose on the left) courtesy of Paul Freeman and the Elgin County Archives).

(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)

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