Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Private Frederick Charles Simpson

Born on 1 January 1884 in Scotland - husband of Ida Simpson, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as painter; married; currently a member of the 43rd Regiment (since 5 January 1915); previously served with the Royal Fusiliers (six years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 February 1915 (number 410193) - 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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