Frederick was born in Oxford, England on September 21, 1899. With his parents, he immigrated to Canada from England before the Great War started. Before his 18th birthday, he served 6 months in the Militia with the 2nd Battalion of the Queen’s Own Rifles. When he was eighteen, he enlisted on October 4, 1917 in the Army with the Canadian Army Service Corps serving in England and France. After the Armistice, he returned to Toronto and discharged on March 24, 1919. He then worked as a clerk with the Canadian National Railway, where he met and married his wife. Unfortunately, he passed away at 28 years old from Leukemia in 1927.
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