Saturday 4 July 2009

Sergeant Frederick Alfred Griffin

Born on 4 July 1886 in Sussex, England - brother of Mrs. Frank Richards, Portsmouth, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer, single, no current military service, previously served as a stoker with the Royal Navy (two years), Church of England, height of 5 feet 3.5 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 5 February 1915 (number 410497) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 16 September 1916.

Awarded the Military Medal.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. Frederick Alfred Griffin was my Grandfather. He survived the war and served on the Ottawa police department as a mechanic for 25 years. I know he was at Vimy ridge as I have a battle field map stamped with the date. He passed away in 1963, 1 daughter, 6 grandchildren