Sunday 13 February 2011

Private Frederick Metcalfe

Born on 15 September 1892 in London, England - son of Mrs. Rebecca Metcalfe, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as office clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 13 February 1915 (number 410775) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 27 or 29 September 1918 - served with the 2nd Battalion as a Lieutenant.

(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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