Monday 30 January 2012

Corporal Frederick Rutherford

Born on 20 July 1879 in Middlesboro, Yorkshire, England - husband of Ruby Rutherford, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bricklayer; married; no current military service; previously served with the Royal Engineers (six years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; dark red hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 8 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410875) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 or 20 November 1916 - invalided to England on 24 November 1916.

(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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