Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lt. F. A. Werden

According to his attestation papers, dated December 9, 1915, Frederick Asa Werden was a Lieutenant in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.  He was born in Toronto on October 23, 1882.  He listed his mother, Mrs. Austin Werden as his next of kin.  He was a merchant by profession and was a active member of the GGBG (Governor Generals Body Guard).  He had 5 years previous military experience with the Canadian Signaling Corps.

Frederick Asa Werden was a member of the Central Ontario Regiment, 75th Battalion when he was killed on January 10, 1918.  He died of wounds at the No. 30 Casualty Clearing Station, and is buried in the Bucquoy Road Cemetery near Ficheux, France. 

Obituaries of Fred Werden courtesy of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Frederick's father was Austin Werden, postmaster and grocer located on the east side of Church Street in Mimico (present day Royal York Road) at Pidgeon Avenue (present day Stanley Avenue). 

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