Thursday 16 December 2010

Private Frederick Gilbert McKee

Born on 5 November 1891 in London, Ontario - son of Mrs. Clara McKee, Ingersoll, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Ingersoll, Ontario; trade as finisher; single; no current military service; previously served with Grey's Horse in Niagara Falls, Ontario (three years); Methodist; height of 5 feet 6.75 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 168th Battalion, CEF, in Ingersoll, Ontario, on 3 February 1916 (number 675461) - taken on the strength of the 1st Canadian Infantry Works Battalion, CEF, on 8 January 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 or 22 August 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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