Friday 16 November 2012

Private Frederick Vickery

Born on 12 August 1892 in Somerset, England – son of Robert Vickery, South Fetherton, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Lyn, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 3.75 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 3 March 1916 (number 639786) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 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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