Saturday 27 November 2010

Private Frederick McGraw

Born in 1894 in Fifteen Point, Prince Edward Island - son of Isaac McGraw, Fifteen Point, Prince Edward Island - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Prince Edward Island; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Prescott, Ontario, on 8 August 1916 (number 640198) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - invalided sick to England on 26 October 1917.

(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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