Thursday 30 August 2012

Private Frederick Thayer

Born on 10 January 1896 in Wright, Quebec – son of Mr. H.J. Thayer, Wright, Quebec – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Wright, Quebec; trade as lumberhand; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.25 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 27 February 1916 (number 640027) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 – wounded on 30 October 1917 – invalided to England on 3 November 1917.

(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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