Monday, December 20, 2010

Sergeant Frederick Critchley - 769459

According to his attestation papers dated January 1, 1916 at Toronto, Frederick Critchley, New Toronto, Ontario was born on November 25, 1889 in Preston, Lancashire, England.  He listed his mother, Mary Critchley, Preston, Lancashire, England as his next of kin.  He was a carpenter and had no previous military experience.  He was 26 years and 1 month of age and stood 5 feet, 8 1/2 inches tall.  He had brown eyes, black hair and a dark complexion.  He has a scar on his left wrist and a mole on his left abdomen. He was a member of the Church of England.

He was a member of the 10 Battalion, Canadian Engineers when he was killed on September 2, 1918.  According to the CEF burial register after his company had reached their objective in front of Dury and were consolidating, he was wounded twice by enemy shell fire and died while he was being dressed.

He is buried in the Dury Crucifix Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

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