CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant Sigurdur Frank Fredrickson

Regimental Number:
910060
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Air Force
Regiment:
Royal Air Force
Battalion:
20th Training Group
Company:
2nd Training Depot Station
Place of Birth:
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Father; Jon Vidalin (George) Fredrickson; 739 Elgin Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Address at Enlistment:
739 Elgin Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date of Birth:
June 11, 1895
Trade or Calling:
Student
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date of Enlistment:
February 22, 1916
Age at enlistment:
20
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
37 Inches
Expansion:
5 Inches
Religion:
Lutheran
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 3297 - 24
Research Notes

Source (jayelbee additions):  LAC files and UK Archive file AIR-76-171-0-44

Minningarrit Islenzkra Hermanna, pg  135

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant Royal Air Force 20th Training Group 2nd Training Depot Station
Corporal Canadian Infantry 223rd Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 1st Depot Battalion, Manitoba Regiment Dibgate Depot
Private Canadian Infantry 11th Reserve Battalion
Corporal Canadian Infantry 196th Battalion A Company
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Lt Frank Fredrickson
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Discharged from the RAF in England on May 20, 1919.  He returned to Canada, but there are no sailing details on file.

Frank Fredrickson enlisted in the 223rd Bn CEF in February 1916. He transferred to the RFC in 1917, trained in Egypt and was stationed as a flight instructor and test pilot at Gullane, Scotland in 1918. Fredrickson was a multi-talented fellow. An accomplished violinist and pianist, he distinguished himself after the war as a hockey player. With his Winnipeg Falcons teammates he won the first Olympic hockey gold medal in 1920. He led the Victoria Cougars to a Stanley Cup in 1925 -- the last non-NHL team to win the Cup. By 1926, playing in Detroit, he was the highest-paid NHLer at a lofty $6,000. After his playing days he was a successful coach, first at Princeton, where he counted Albert Einstein among his pals, and later at UBC. Fredrickson was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958.

Featured on the Historica Canada Heritage Minute about the Winnipeg Falcons, released in November 2014.