Wednesday 11 July 2012

Private Frederick Stilwell

Born on 19 February 1896 in Brockville, Ontario - son of Charles Stilwell, Salmon Arm, British Columbia - brother of Private William Charles Stilwell, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as sailor; no current military service; previously served with HMCS Niobe (three years) and No.2 CASC (Montreal, four years); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 34.75 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 5 March 1915 (number 410703) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 2 February 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 16 June 1917.

(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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