Thursday, 19 August 2010

Private Frederick John Mahoney

Born on 2 October 1898 in Gatineau, Quebec - son of Mrs. Mary Sullivan, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as mother; trade as fireman; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined 5th Divisional Ammunition Column, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 10 April 1917 (number 2043069) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - invalided sick to England on 4 February 1918.

(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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