Frederick William Waters



Nov 15, 1889

Born at Ingersoll Ontario


May 15, 1916

Attested into the 168th Battalion at Woodstock Ontario 

Ø     Number 675953

Ø     Next of kin given as Mrs FW Waters (mother) of Ingersoll Ontario

Ø     Previous occupation Minister of the Gospel

Ø     No previous military experience given

Ø     Religion given as Baptist


Oct 21, 1916

Will made out leaving estate, with the exception of life insurance policies, to his mother at Ingersoll Ontario


Nov 1, 1916

Embarked the SS Lapland at Halifax Nova Scotia



Nov 11, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent 

Appointed to rank of Acting Sergeant


Dec 6, 1916

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 39th Battalion at West Sandling Camp


Dec 28, 1916

Reverts to the rank of Pte at own request to proceed to France


Jan 4, 1917

TOS the 6th Reserve Battalion


Feb 1, 1917

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


Feb 2, 1917

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Le Havre France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Feb 21, 1917

Left to join the 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Feb 24, 1917

Joined the 2nd Entrenching Battalion in the field


Mar 5, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in Divisional Reserve in the Bois Des Alleux area.  He was assigned to “D” Company


Apr 9, 1917

Wounded by a bullet in the left shoulder during the attack at Vimy Ridge and taken to the Field Ambulance Station


Apr 11, 1917

Admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital at Wimereux


Apr 14, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Princess Elizabeth


 TOS EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital 

Admitted to East Leeds War Hospital at Leeds England


May 4, 1917

Transferred to Summerdown Convalescent Hospital at Eastbourne


May 17, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Military Hospital at Eastbourne


May 19, 1917

TOS the QRD (Quebec Regimental Depot)


May 21, 1917

Discharged from hospital


Jun 11, 1917

TOS the 20th Reserve Battalion at Bramshott


Nov 10, 1917

SOS on proceeding to France


Nov 11, 1917

Arrived at CBD and TOS 42nd Battalion


Nov 15, 1917

Left to join unit


Nov 20, 1917

Joined the 42nd Battalion in the field 

The Battalion had just moved into billets at Bourecq France for rest and re-equipping


Feb 1, 1918

Proceeded on “L” Course at 3rd Division CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Mar 3, 1918

Returned from course


May 5, 1918

Appointed to rank of L/Cpl


Aug 26, 1918

Admitted to No 8 CFA (Canadian Field ambulance) with a gun shot wound to right leg


Aug 27, 1918

Transferred to the No 33 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) then transferred to No 3 Canadian General Hospital


Aug 29, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Cambria


TOS the QRD while in hospital in England


Aug 30, 1918

Admitted to the Lord Derby War Hospital at Warrington, Lancashire


Sep 21, 1918

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Bear Wood


Oct 18, 1918

Discharged from hospital and placed On Command to the 2nd CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) at Bramshott


Nov 22, 1918

Ceases to be On Command to 2nd CCD and TOS the 20th Reserve Battalion


Dec 13, 1918

TOS MD #1, Kinmel Park, Rhyl pending return to Canada


Dec 21, 1918

SOS on proceeding to Canada and TOS MD #1 at London Ontario 

Embarked the RMS Carmania at Liverpool



Dec 30, 1918

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia


Jan 23, 1919

Medical Board at London Ontario notes 2 scars from flesh wounds on left shoulder and right leg.  No disability from either wound is noted.


Jan 27, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at London Ontario 

Ø     Intended place of residence on discharge – Ingersoll Ontario

Following his discharge, the British War Medal and Victory Medals (shown below) were sent to him in Ingersoll


Aug, 1960 From The Communiqué (the Battalion's post war newsletter)

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