Frederick William Hie


Mar 17, 1889

Born in Baltimore, Ontario to Richard and Elizabeth Jane (nee Davey) Hie


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Number 59463 (temporary number 259)

Ø      Next of kin given as Rev. Albert Hie, brother, 38 Charles St., Toronto, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      Previous military experience given as 40th Northumberland Regiment, Canadian Militia

Ø      Religion given as Wesleyan

Ø      Assigned to “C” Company

o       This was later reorganized into “B” Company 

Appointed to the provisional rank of Corporal 

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec


May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Jul 1, 1915

Confirmed in the rank of Corporal


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Jan 26, 1916

Appointed to rank of Lance Sergeant to replace L/Sgt Lawson 59570, who had been promoted


Apr 3, 1916

Granted 9 days leave


Apr 11, 1916

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Sep 20, 1916

The battalion had begun an advance on the sugar refinery near Courclette on September 15.  This was strongly defended by the Germans and at some point during several days of fighting Lance Sergeant Hie went missing.  He was found wandering the battlefield 5 days later by British troops, blind, with a bullet wound to his head.

He was transported to the No. 16 General Hospital in Le Treport


Sep 21, 1916

Placed on the dangerously ill list


Sep 22, 1916

Transferred to the No. 3 Canadian General Hospital in Le Treport where he died of his wounds at 7.00 pm and was buried in the Mount-Houn Military Cemetery, Le Treport, France



Following the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his brother, Rev. Albert C. Hie, Dunsford, Ontario


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