Thursday 10 March 2011

Private Frederick Mohns, MM

Born on 10 February 1898 in Pembroke, Ontario - son of August Mohns, Pembroke, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Pembroke, Ontario; trade as machinist; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6.25 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; weight of 145 pounds; fair complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 14 November 1916 (number 1042355) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 5 October 1918: "For Gallantry during the operations in the vicinity of Bourlon, 29th Sept 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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117); Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

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