Saturday 7 May 2011

Private Frederick William Neale

Born on 21 June 1886 in Birmingham, England - husband of Mrs. M. Neale, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as painter; married; currently a member of the Governor General's Foot Guards; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 10.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; mid brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 12 February 1915 (number 410420) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915.

(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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