Tuesday 12 June 2012

Private Frederick James Spratt

Born on 3 July 1884 in Taunton, Somerset, England - husband of Emma Spratt, Chester, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as barber; married; no current military service; previously served with the Royal Army Medical Corps (five years, 143 days); Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 23 April 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410626) - 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 the strength of the 38th Battalion on 25 April 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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)

1 comment:

Steve chamberlain said...

This soldier was my great grandfather .