Tuesday, February 23, 2010

F. Jarvis

According to his attestation papers dated July 30, 1915 at Toronto Fred Henry Jarvis was born on March 6, 1894 in Hull, England.  He listed his mother Annie Jarvis, 11 Northcote Avenue, Toronto (Burlington Street, Mimico crossed out) as his next of kin.  He was a grocers clerk and belonged to an active militia for 9 months.  He was 21 years and 4 months of age and stood 5 feet 6 1/2 inches tall.  He had blue eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion. 

He was the brother of John Lewis Jarvis and son of Fred Jarvis who also enlisted.  According to the 1911 census he was actually born in March 1895 so he was a year younger than indicated on his attestation papers. 

He was killed on August 9, 1918 while a Private in "A" Company, 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment).  According to the CEF burial register he took part with his battalion in the attack and capture of Le Quesnel, and when near the village of Beaucourt, he was hit in several places with pieces of high explosive shell and killed.

According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website he was the son of Fred and Annie Jarvis, of 62, Victoria St., Mimico, Ontario. Native of Hull, England.  He is buried in Beaucourt British Cemetery in France. 

Courtesy of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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