Regimental Number: 826779
Branch: 3rd Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops
Fred was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England on March 29, 1877. In 1885, he stowed away on a ship sailing for Canada. Fred married Margaret Gunnell in 1890 in Wellington, Ontario. They moved to Saskatchewan and farmed there for a time, and in 1912 came to the South Peace with their children and filed on NE 5-73-7-W6. Fred enlisted in the Canadian Army in July of 1916. He returned to Grande Prairie after the war; Fred and Margaret remained in the South Peace for the rest of their lives. Fred died on March 13, 1960 and was buried in the Grande Prairie Cemetery.
Sources: Buffalo Trails p. 108; Pioneers of the Peace p. 259-262; Centennial Celebration Edson Trail p. 120; Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 842