Tuesday 18 December 2012

Private Frederick William Waterman

Born on 8 March 1893 in London, England - husband of Clemintina Waterman, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as plumber; married; no current or previous military service; Salvationist; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; blue eyes; blonde hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 February 1915 (number 410216) - 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 31 August 1916 - invalided to England on 15 September 1916.

Awarded the Cross of St. George, 4th Class (Russia) - no citation - unit recommendation date unknown (announced 14 January 1918): "For distinguished services rendered."

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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