According to his attestation papers dated March 10, 1916 at Mimico, Frederick Albert Bush of Mimico was born on December 31, 1891 in Bristol, England. He listed his father, Albert Bush, Mimico, as his next of kin. He was a labourer and an active member of the 12th Regiment, York Rangers. He was 24 years old and stood 5 feet 8 inches tall. He had grey eyes and dark hair and complexion. He was Roman Catholic.
In the 1914 Toronto City directory he is listed as a labourer boarding at the home of Michael Byrne on the west side of Louisa Street, Mimico.