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Private Frederick James Smith



Date of birth: 1883-02-20
Place of birth: Ottawa Ontario Canada
Next of kin: W R Smith; brother; Castelton Park, Staten Island, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Homesteader
Occupation (normalized): General Farmer
Address: Edmonton Alberta
Religion: Presbyterian
Date of death: 1917-01-06
Cause of death: Died of illness
Buried: Beechwood Cemetery (Ottawa), Sec. 29. Lot 44NE and 45N


Regimental number: 101092
Highest Rank: Private
Rank detail
  1. Private (Army).
  2. Private (Army).
  3. Private (Army).
Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: no
Commemoration location: Canadian Virtual War Museum


LAC ID: 237007
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B9042-S004
Uploader's Notes:

Private Frederick James Smith the son of John Smith and Martha Martin is buried in Ottawa Beechwood Cemetery at Section 29 Lot 44.

Prior service - 43rd Rifles, 1900

Commonwealth War Graves Commission says died in 13th Battalion. LAC file doesn't mention 13th Battalion so I have my doubts.

Uploader's Research notes: Frederick James Smith had previous Military service with the 43rd Ottawa and Carleton Battalion of Rifles in 1900 and he joined the 66th Battalion (Edmonton Guards)on 22 July 1915. The 66thh Edmonton Battalion CEF was authorized on 20 April 1915 and sailed for Britain on 28 April 1916 and became part of the 9th Reserve Battalion CEF on 7 July 1916. [Private Army Canadian Infantry Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre Private Army Canadian Infantry 9th Reserve Battalion Private Army Canadian Infantry 66th Battalion, 1st Reinforcing Draft ]


Date added: 2016-05-07
Last modified: 2022-10-28