Thursday 14 July 2011

Private Frederick William Parker

Born 29 January 1888 in London, England - son of Mrs. Jessie Steele, Islington North, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as marble worker; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; blonde hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 8 January 1915 (number 410577) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 6 July 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 or 13 February 1917 - wounded on 26 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 26 September 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 3 November 1917 - transferred to the 2nd Canadian Infantry Works Battalion, CEF, on 16 January 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)

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