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Frederick Walter Weddleton Regimental Number: 67308 Battalion: 25th Battalion Rank: Sergeant Date of Birth: March 26, 1896 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Place of Enlistment: Halifax, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: November 15, 1914 Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 Feet 6 3/4 Inches Trade : Steward (S.S. Prince George; Yarmouth Boston Steamer) Marital Status: Single Next of Kin: Fred Weddleton (father), Lockeport, Nova Scotia Religion: Roman Catholic Frederick was born in Yarmouth and Samuel Muise, Rogers Lane, Yarmouth was his foster father. Prior to his military service he was a Steward aboard the SS Prince George, the Yarmouth to Boston Steamer. He enlisted first at Yarmouth with the local Militia and joined the 25th Battalion at Halifax. He was promoted to Corporal shortly after arriving in France and again promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He was in continuous active service within the trenches and among the first to see action in battle with the 25th Battalion. He was killed in action on August 15, 1917. Date of Death: August 15, 1917 Age at Death: 21 Buried at: Loos British Cemetery, France Lens Canadian Cem. No. 2. Mem. 23. Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 25th Battalion Commemorated on Page 347 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 27
Sergeant Frederick Walter Weddleton
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