Saturday 28 July 2012

Private Frederick William Sullivan

Born on 5 February 1888 in London, England - father of Rose Sullivan, Toronto, Ontario - brother of Miss Daisy Sullivan, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bookbinder; widower; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 7 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410896) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 3 November 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 26 January 1918.

(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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