Frederick Wise

Nov 7, 1897

Born at Orpington, Kent, England


Sep 9, 1915

Attested into 70th Battalion at St Thomas Ontario 

Ø      Number 123432

Ø      Next of kin given as Eliza Wise (mother) of 53 Arthur Ave, St Thomas Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Baptist

He was later transferred to the 91st Battalion


Jun 28, 1916 Embarked the RMS Olympic in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Jul 5, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England 

Date not confirmed, but was transferred to the 75th Battalion


Oct 8, 1916

Proceeded to France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion and assigned to “D” Company


Aug 10, 1918

Proceeded on General Course at the Canadian Corps Infantry School


Apr 3, 1919

Proceeded to England aboard the SS Western Australia


TOS “P” Wing at Witley pending return to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the RMS Caronia at Liverpool



May 22, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston Ontario by train


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario and returned home to St Thomas Ontario

Up until his death he was active with the 21st Battalion Association's Club in St Thomas Ontario


Elmdale Memorial Park Cemetery
St Thomas ON


Photos courtesy of grandson Michael Wise

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