Bristol, Frederick Lawrence

Regimental Number: 487321
Rank: Private
Branch: 1st Battalion

Fred was born in Picton, Ontario on March 22, 1876. At the time of his enlistment in the Canadian army in September of 1915, Fred was a widower with three children and was working as a blacksmith, likely living in the Victoria or Vancouver area. At one point he forfeited fourteen days’ pay for “careless driving on line of march.” Fred filed on a homestead at SE 15-78-24-W5 on February 14, 1920. He later purchased SW 14-78-24-W5 as well. However, Fred did not stay in the South Peace region for long as his service file lists Ontario as his last known address in 1927. Fred died on April 1, 1939.

Source: homestead record