Deline, Fred Howard: Service no. 880529

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Source: August 1918 casualty.

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A 25-year-old labourer, originally of Napanee, Ontario, his travels brought him to the day on March 22, 1916, at Chatham, Ontario that led to this enlistment with the 186th Battalion. Single, he names his sister, a Mrs. Van Horn, as his next-of-kin who lived in Chatham.

On December 18, 1917, he embarked for service in England, arriving on New Year’s Eve.

That year found him transferred to the 4th Canadian Reserve Battalion. 4-months would transpire and then word came that he had been transferred to active duty with the 18th Battalion.

He was transferred to the 2nd Canadian Infantry Base Depot on April 8, 1918, and then, two days later, to the Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp. Six days later he arrived at the 18th Battalion in the field.

On August 27, 1918, he was killed by an enemy shell near Arras.

“Killed in Action” Killed by an enemy shell, near Arras.

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