CEF Soldier Detail

Lance Corporal William S Frayn
Died: July 14, 1916

Regimental Number:
296
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Engineers
Battalion:
3rd Divisional Engineers
Company:
8th Field Company
Place of Birth:
Hampton, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
William Frayn, Springbank, Alberta
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
December 10, 1890
Trade or Calling:
Locomotive Fireman
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Ottawa, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
March 30, 1915
Age at enlistment:
24
Height:
5 Feet 4 3/4 Inches
Chest:
35 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
July 14, 1916
Age at Death:
25
Buried at:
Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Belgium
Plot:
VI. B. 7.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3294-37
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lance Corporal Canadian Engineers 3rd Divisional Engineers 8th Field Company
War Diary for 8th Battalion, Canadian Engineers of July 14, 1916 - Location "Field" (apparently in the Ypres Salient area).  Last entry for this day reads as follows - "Casualties: No. 296, 2nd Cpl. Frayn W.S. Killed by Bullet."