Heard, Frederick “Fred” George: Service no. 769537

Digitized Service Record

Source: Via news clipping posted by David Archer at Facebook Page (not group).


This man enlisted with the 124th Battalion on 3 January 1916. He was a clerk and had no prior military experience. He was single and listed his next of kin as Frederick George residing at 98 Newfoundland Road, Bristol, England.

Arriving in England on 18 August 1916 he had to wait for a transfer to a combat unit in October. He was assigned to the 18th Battalion and after service with No. 2 Canadian Entrenching Battalion and No. 5 Field Company, Canadian Engineers, he finally arrived at the 18th Battalion on 16 April 1917. Four days later he was wounded and sent to England for treatment.

After his wounds healed, he served in England and was assigned as a Orderly Room Clerk on 1 January 1919.

He returned to Canada and was discharged on 27 May 1919 at Toronto, Ontario.

He died November 13, 1939.

Toronto Telegram. November 1939. Via David Archer.

Comrade Is Mourned By 18th Battalion

Some 50 members of the 18th Battalion Veterans’ Association paid final tribute to a comrade and a member of the executive committee yesterday at the funeral of Fred. G. Heard, of 58 Hampton avenue, at a service conducted by Major the Reverend H.P. Charters in the Trull Funeral Home, Danforth avenue.

Headed by their president, Syd Smith, the veterans attended, and proceeded to Prospect Cemetery where interment was made in the Veterans’ Plot. Old comrades acted as pallbearers and a bugler sounded “Last Post and “Reveille.”

Toronto Telegram November 1939 via David Archer

Via Annette Fulford, Twitter. “Frederick married Harriet Ann Jones on September 20, 1919, in Toronto just two days after she arrived in Canada on the Metagama. It says “To Be Married” to Frederic(k) George Heard on her passenger list page (line 24). She was listed as a nurse from Wales.”
Via Annette Fulford, Twitter. Death Certificate.

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