Rennie, Frederick Alexander

Regimental Number: 258722
Rank: Gunner
Branch: Canadian Field Artillery

Frederick was born in Truro, Nova Scotia on May 31, 1893. In 1915, he filed on a homestead at NE 36-77-20-W5, near McLennan. Frederick enlisted in the Canadian Army in Edmonton in August of 1916. He was badly gassed on July 28, 1917. A note dated August 1918 states that Frederick’s right hand was swollen from the wrist down. This happened at Lens, though there is no information explaining the cause of the swelling. Frederick’s hand was permanently deformed after this. Frederick died in Rimbey, Alberta on August 15, 1980.