Tuesday, February 23, 2010

F. Jarvis

Fred Jarvis Sr. is not included in the Mimico Honour Roll but I am including him as his two sons fought and one was killed.  His exclusion must have been an oversight most likely due to his son having the same name.

According to his attestation papers dated March 8, 1916 at Toronto, Fred Jarvis of 11 Northcote Avenue, Toronto was born on September 20, 1871 in Yorkshire, England.  He listed his wife Annie Jarvis, 11 Northcote Avenue (later crossed out and 119 Bristol Avenue written in) as his next of kin.  He was a fitter by trade and had no previous military experience.  He was 44 years and 5 months of age and stood 5 feet 8 1/2 inches tall.  He had blue eyes, grey hair and a sallow complexion.  He had a scar on his left knee and both shins, and moles on his right chest, right and left cheeks. He was a member of the Church of England.

According to the 1911 census he was actually born in September 1866 and so was actually 49 years of age when he enlisted in March 1916.

In the 1914 Toronto City directory he is listed as a machinst living on the west side of Albert Avenue, Mimico.

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