Tuesday 14 August 2012

Private Frederick Charles George Taylor

Born on 11 July 1897 in England - friend of Robert Scarlett, Seaforth, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Seaforth, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; dark blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 161st Battalion, CEF, in Seaforth, Ontario, on 29 February 1916 (number 654542) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 December 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 19 April 1917.

(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)

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