Wednesday 15 August 2012

Private Frederick Thomas Taylor

Born on 4 September 1897 in Richmond, England - son of Mrs. Emily Taylor, Richmond, Surrey, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in South Mountain, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; light complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in South Mountain, Ontario, on 24 February 1916 (number 633547) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 31 July 1917 - invalided to England on 12 August 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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