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Name: Frederick Walter Weddleton Regimental Number: 67308 Rank: Sergeant Battalion: 25th Battalion Date of Birth: March 26, 1896 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: November 15, 1914 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 Feet 6¾ Inches Complexion: Light Eyes: Blue/Grey Hair: Brown Marital Status: Single Trade : Steward (S.S. Prince George; Yarmouth Boston Steamer) Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Fred Weddleton (Father) Lockeport, NS Date of Death: August 15, 1917 Age at Death: 21 Cemetery: Loos British Cemetery, France Grave Reference: No. 2. Mem. 23. 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 Listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial Frederick was born in Yarmouth and was the foster son of Samuel Muise of Yarmouth, NS. 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.
Frederick Walter Weddleton
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Sources: Canadian Virtual War Memorial Library and Archives Canada A Monument Speaks, Arthur Thurston