Frederick Harold Attoe



Dec 11, 1893

Born in London England


Feb 26, 1915

Attested into the 33rd Battalion at London Ontario 

Ø      Number 401475 (later changed to 401995, no reason given)

Ø      Next of Kin given as Percy Attoe (brother) of Lemberg Saskatchewan

o       Percy Attoe later attested into the 8th Field Coy, Canadian Engineers Training Depot, No 502522.  He was later transferred to the 10th Field Coy, CE and then to the 5th Field Coy, CE

Ø      Stated to be single

Ø      Previous occupation given as “Farmer”

Ø      Previous military experience given as 24th Regiment

Ø      Religion given as Wesleyan


Aug 17, 1915

Embarked the SS Hesperian at Montreal for England with the second draft from the 33rd Battalion



Aug 27, 1915

Disembarked in England and transferred to the 9th Reserve Battalion at Shorncliffe


Feb 3, 1916

SOS (Struck Off Strength) on transfer to 21st Battalion


Feb 5, 1916

TOS (Taken On Strength) 21st Battalion on arrival in France at CBD (Canadian Base Depot)


Feb 16, 1916

Left CBD to join 21st Battalion


Feb 17, 1916

Joined battalion in the field


Feb 18, 1916

Attached to 4th CIB HQ (Canadian Infantry Brigade Headquarters)


Mar 12, 1916

Returned to duty from 4th CIB


May 31, 1916

Service Number changed to 401995


Sep 15, 1916

Reported as Missing After Action, and then reported as Killed in Action. 

SOS 21st Battalion




Dec 13, 1920

Death Scroll sent to Percy Attoe (brother) at Box 569 Red Deer Alberta


Nov 26, 1921

Death Plaque sent to Percy Attoe at Box 569 Red Deer Alberta 

The service number on the medals card was typed in as 401995 but that was crossed out and the original number 401475 was inserted, so it would appear that was the number used on Scroll, Plaque, and medals. 

No Memorial Cross was sent as his next of kin was his brother and he was not married. 


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