Keith, Frederick Charles

Regimental Number: 101453
Rank: Corporal
Branch: 8th Battalion

Fred was born in Halkirk, Scotland on January 21, 1881. He came to the Spirit River area in 1912 and filed on a homestead at 30-78-5-W6, where he farmed until he enlisted in October of 1915. In November of 1917, Fred received a gunshot wound in the chest at Passchendaele. He also developed trench foot while lying in No Man’s Land, probably when he was wounded and waiting to be picked up. In September of 1918, Fred was invalided back to Canada. He lived in Spirit River until his death in June of 1957.

Sources: Chepi Sepe p. 552; HT June 21, 1957