Wednesday 4 April 2012

Private Frederick Shenton

Born on 6 October 1875 in Vancouver, British Columbia - nephew of Martha Noroup, Vancouver, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: "Nat. American"; trade as cook; single; no current military service; previously served with the "State Militia"; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 10 January 1916 (number 207526) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 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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