Wednesday 14 September 2011

Private Frederick Pollock

Born on 29 April 1894 in Indian Head, Saskatchewan - son of James Pollock, Saskatchewan Landing, Saskatchewan - brother of Private James Pollock, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address Saskatchewan Landing, Saskatchewan; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 41 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; gray eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 212th Battalion, CEF, in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, on 31 March 1916 (number 261103) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 16 or 17 February 1917 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 12 April 1917.

(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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