Saturday 18 February 2012

Sergeant Frederick Thomas Sargeant

Born on 11 February 1893 in Wimbledon, England - son of Major William Sargeant, Woodford, Essex, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as salesman; single; no current or previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; light brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410878) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off strength to England for duty on 24 April 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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