Saturday 8 December 2012

Private Fred Ward

Born on 30 November 1888 in Puddsey, England – husband of Ada Ward, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as salesman; married; no current military service; previously served with the 42nd Regiment (five weeks “guarding prisoners at Petawawa Camp”); Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 3 May 1915 (number 410426) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – wounded on 26 June 1917 – invalided to England on 8 July 1917.

(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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