Frederick John Flaherty


Jul 26, 1897

Born in Bolton, Lancashire, England to Joseph Patrick and Sarah Ann (nee Prothero) Flaherty


Sep 5, 1907

Embarked the SS Corsican in Liverpool


Sep 14, 1907

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to Toronto, Ontario 

From 1911 to 1914 he was treated as an outpatient at Sick Children’s Hospital in Toronto as a suspected case of Tuberculosis.


Aug 30, 1915

Attested into the 92nd Battalion in Toronto, Ontario 

Ø      Number 193423

Ø      Next of kin given as Joseph Flaherty, father, 86 Shaw St., Toronto, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Driver

o       Later noted as Grocery Clerk

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “A” Company


May 20, 1916

Embarked the Empress of Britain in Halifax, Nova Scotia


May 29, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to East Sandling to continue training


Dec 8, 1916

Transferred to the 32nd Battalion at East Sandling


Jan 4, 1917

Transferred to the newly formed 6th Reserve Battalion at East Sandling and posted to the Brigade Signals Base to be trained as a Signaller.


Feb 7, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Feb 8, 1917

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 85 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Feb 15, 1917

After leaving the CBD, Private Flaherty joined the 21st Battalion in the trenches near Mont St. Eloi.  On arrival he was posted to the Signals Section


Aug 28, 1917

Proceeded on course (presumably a signals course)


Aug 30, 1917

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Sep 1, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from course


Oct 13, 1917

Admitted to the No. 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads PUO (Pyrexia of Unknown Origin).  This is a fever without a known cause


Oct 14, 1917

Transferred to the No. 22 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for additional treatment


Oct 18, 1917

He was transported by the No 6 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 1 Canadian General Hospital in Etaples


Oct 28, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Pieter de Coninck

On arrival in England he was admitted to the County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, St. Albans 

Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) for pay purposes while in hospital


Nov 24, 1917

Transferred to the Woodcote Park Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Epsom


Dec 1, 1917

Transferred to the No. 4 Canadian General Hospital in Basingstoke and the diagnosis is changed to include Bronchitis


Mar 18, 1918

Transferred to the Canadian Special Hospital, Lenham, Kent and Pulmonary Tuberculosis is added to the diagnosis


Mar 28, 1918

Invalided to Canada aboard the Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle, embarking in Liverpool


Apr 7, 1918

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Toronto, Ontario 

TOS Military District #2 in Toronto for further medical treatment


Apr 11, 1918

Posted to the Spadina Military Hospital, Toronto, Ontario 

Granted leave with subsistence until May 2, 1918


May 20, 1918

Transferred to the Brant Military Hospital in Burlington, Ontario with a diagnosis that reads Bronchitis


Aug 22, 1918

Discharged from hospital and posted to the Military District #2 Casualty Company in Toronto


Aug 30, 1918

Discharged from the CEF in Toronto, Ontario 

Ø      Rank on discharge Private

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge 86 North Shaw St., Toronto, Ontario 

Following his discharge the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 5 Mackay Ave., Toronto, Ontario


Oct 17, 1918

Married to Edith Elizabeth Mercer in Toronto, Ontario


Mar 18, 1946

Frederick Flaherty died while a patient at the Christie Street Hospital in Toronto of an intracranial Hemorrhage complicated by Bronchitis.  His death was determined to be caused by his wartime service. 

He was buried in the Prospect Cemetery and his grave has remained unmarked until the present.

Application has been made to the Last Post Fund to have a proper grave marker put in place.


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