Tuesday 8 September 2009

Private Fredrick Hawes

Born on 26 October 1885 in London, England - husband of Annie Hawes, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, married, no current military service, previously served with the 15th Battalion RB[?] (five years), Church of England, height of 5 feet 7.5 inches, chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 15 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410764) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 14 August 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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