Frazee, Isaac “Slim”

Regimental Number: 438449
Rank: Private
Branch: 52nd Battalion; 8th Battalion, Canadian Army Service Corps; Canadian Forestry Corps

Isaac was born in Londonderry, Nova Scotia on August 1, 1892. He worked as a linesman for the Canadian Pacific Railroad and enlisted in the Canadian army in April of 1915. In November of that year, Isaac suffered from an ingrown toenail which led to severe septic foot. He was not discharged from the hospital until three months later, in February 1916. In May, Isaac received shrapnel wounds to his legs, back, and elbow. As a result, his left hand was partially paralyzed when he was discharged from the hospital. Isaac was also charged with losing by neglect one gas mask and satchel in the field May 14 1916. On December 16, 1916 Isaac was granted permission to marry Daisy Charlotte Hollier. After the war, the couple homesteaded at 6-79-4-W6 in the Spirit River area. He later moved to Windsor, Ontario where he worked for the Ford Motor Company, and about 1930 he moved to Brookside, Nova Scotia. With the outbreak of the Second World War, Isaac again enlisted and served overseas until the end of the war. His son John Albert Frazee was killed in action at the age of 19 on October 27, 1944 at The Schelt, Holland. Isaac died on June 12, 1950.