Thursday 21 April 2011

Private Frederick Murch

Born on 21 February 1882 in Wimbledon, England - brother of Daisy Murch, Winnipeg, Manitoba - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Winnipeg, Manitoba; trade as waiter; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.25 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; dark blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 212th Battalion, CEF, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 29 April 1916 (number 261281) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 April 1917 - 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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