Fonds ID1856 - Frederick David Foley

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Frederick David Foley

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  • 1915-1919 (Creation)
    Foley, Frederick David

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0.5 cm of textual records

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Frederick David Foley (8 August 1892- 30 September 1916) was trained as a civil engineer and served as a lieutenant in the New Brunswick Regiment in France during the First World War. He was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, the son of Frederick Langdon Foley (d. 1943), manager of Foley Pottery in Saint John, and Violet Leech Strang. The family also included a daughter, Violet Elizabeth, born 12 November 1901. Frederick David Foley enlisted on 26 August 1915 and was killed in action in France on 30 September 1916. He is buried at the Vimy Memorial, Vimy, France.

Sources: The C.E.F. Roll of Honour, National Archives of Canada website (Military and civilian personnel records) and Veterans Affairs Canada website (Virtual Canadian War Memorial)

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This fonds consists of Frederick D. Foley's military appointment as a lieutenant, 1915; his death certificate; a personalized commemorative scroll and a memorial from King George V, both honouring the war dead.

There is also a postal card addressed to Mrs. Violet Foley of Loch Lomond Road, from Frederick, dated just 23 days before his death, letting her know a letter would soon follow.

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  • English

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