According to his attestation papers dated January 10, 1916 at Toronto, Frederick Bozzard of Heman Street, Mimico was born on May 22, 1897 in Birminghan, England. He listed his mother Alice Bozzard, Heman Street, Mimico as his next of kin. He was a steamfitter and had no previous military experience. He was 18 years and 8 months of age and stood 5 feet 7 1/2 inches tall. He had light brown eyes, brown hair and a medium complexion. He had a mole on his left abdomen and left armpit and scars on his lower lip and left eye.
In the 1921 Toronto City directory his father William Bozzard is listed as a shipper living on the north side of Murrie Avenue, Mimico.