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  • Andrew William Frood was the eighth of eleven children born to Andrew Forrest Frood and Isabella Forrest on the 12th of July 1973 in Renfrew, Renfrew County Ontario.

    In 1891 (age 18) he was still living in Renfrew with his brother Samuel.  His occupation was listed as blacksmith.

    In 1900 (age 27) Andrew was working and living on a farm in Burleigh County, North Dakota.

    1n 1910 (age 37) he was living in Burr Oak, Emmons, North Dakota with his brother George.  His occupation was listed as farm labourer.

    By 1915 (age 42) Andrew had returned to Canada and on 06 July 1915 he enlisted with the 52nd Battalion in Fort Frances, Ontario.  He lied about his age shaving 5 years off his actual age. Andrew embarked with the 52nd Battalion on 23 November 1915 from St. John, N.B. aboard the S.S. California and arrived in England on 03 December. His unit went to France in February of 1916 and he was there for two years. During this time he had a 10 day leave in Marseilles and a two week leave in Paris.  In July of 1917 he was awarded a Good Conduct Badge.  At the beginning of April 1918 Andrew was admitted to #8 Canadian Field Hospital with myalgia of the back. Later that month he was invalidated to England and spent the next 222 days in hospital (Western General Hospital, Manchester and then Convalescent Hospital, Woodcote Park, Epsom).  On 22 March 1919 he received his discharge and sailed back to Canada, arriving in Halifax on 18 March 1919.

    In his later years Andrew moved to Keewatin and lived with his nephew, Lock Canfield’s family. He died of a stroke at age 70 on 15 May, 1943 in Kenora Ontario. He is buried in a veteran’s grave at Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario.

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  • Regimental Number:
  • 439562
  • Service Record:
  • Link to Service Record
  • Survived War:
  • Yes
  • Force:
  • Canadian Expeditionary Force
  • Branch:
  • Canadian Infantry
  • Battalion:
  • 52nd Battalion
  • Place of Birth:
  • Renfrew, Renfrew, Ontario
  • Country:
  • Canada
  • Next of Kin:
  • George Frood, brother, Barwick,Rainy River, Ontario
  • Address at Enlistment:
  • Date of Birth:
  • July 12, 1873
  • Trade or Calling:
  • farmer
  • Marital Status:
  • Single
  • Place of Enlistment:
  • Fort Frances, Ontario
  • Date of Enlistment:
  • July 6, 1915
  • Age at Enlistment:
  • 42
  • Religion:
  • Presbyterian
  • Enlisted or Conscripted:
  • Enlisted
  • Saw Service In:
  • Europe
  • Date of Death:
  • May 15, 1943
  • Age at Death:
  • 70
  • Buried at:
  • Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario
  • Plot:
  • 40E-30-2
  • Prisoner of War:
  • No
  • Andrew William Frood was the eighth of eleven children born to Andrew Forrest Frood and Isabella Forrest on the 12th of July 1973 in Renfrew, Renfrew County Ontario.

    In 1891 (age 18) he was still living in Renfrew with his brother Samuel.  His occupation was listed as blacksmith.

    In 1900 (age 27) Andrew was working and living on a farm in Burleigh County, North Dakota.

    1n 1910 (age 37) he was living in Burr Oak, Emmons, North Dakota with his brother George.  His occupation was listed as farm labourer.

    By 1915 (age 42) Andrew had returned to Canada and on 06 July 1915 he enlisted with the 52nd Battalion in Fort Frances, Ontario.  He lied about his age shaving 5 years off his actual age. Andrew embarked with the 52nd Battalion on 23 November 1915 from St. John, N.B. aboard the S.S. California and arrived in England on 03 December. His unit went to France in February of 1916 and he was there for two years. During this time he had a 10 day leave in Marseilles and a two week leave in Paris.  In July of 1917 he was awarded a Good Conduct Badge.  At the beginning of April 1918 Andrew was admitted to #8 Canadian Field Hospital with myalgia of the back. Later that month he was invalidated to England and spent the next 222 days in hospital (Western General Hospital, Manchester and then Convalescent Hospital, Woodcote Park, Epsom).  On 22 March 1919 he received his discharge and sailed back to Canada, arriving in Halifax on 18 March 1919.

    In his later years Andrew moved to Keewatin and lived with his nephew, Lock Canfield’s family. He died of a stroke at age 70 on 15 May, 1943 in Kenora Ontario. He is buried in a veteran’s grave at Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario.

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  • Frood, Andrew Image
  • Regimental Number:
  • 439562
  • Force:
  • Canadian Expeditionary Force
  • Battalion:
  • 52nd Battalion
  • Place of Birth:
  • Renfrew, Renfrew, Ontario
  • Next of Kin:
  • George Frood, brother, Barwick,Rainy River, Ontario
  • Date of Birth:
  • July 12, 1873
  • Survived War:
  • Yes
  • Branch:
  • Canadian Infantry
  • Country:
  • Canada
  • Address at Enlistment:
  • Trade or Calling:
  • farmer
  • Marital Status:
  • Single
  • Place of Enlistment:
  • Fort Frances, Ontario
  • Date of Enlistment:
  • July 6, 1915
  • Age at Enlistment:
  • 42
  • Religion:
  • Presbyterian
  • Enlisted or Conscripted:
  • Enlisted
  • Saw Service In:
  • Europe
  • Date of Death:
  • May 15, 1943
  • Age at Death:
  • 70
  • Buried at:
  • Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario
  • Plot:
  • 40E-30-2
  • Prisoner of War:
  • No
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