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missing in canada
« on: Wednesday 16 February 05 09:45 GMT (UK) »
hi there, can anyone help?
frederick jefferis was born in bristol in 1895, having got itchy feet at some point took off to canada, in sept 1914 he was in valtier quebec where he joined the canadain expeditionary force and served in ww1. thats as far as i can go. tried all the usual sites but cant find him, no records of death or of him returning to uk any suggestions? cant find him anywhere?
thanks krissy :-*
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Re: missing in canada
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 16 February 05 16:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi Krissy,
The Canadian Archives ( Archives Canada) have a WWI site where if you have his name they will have his attestation papers on line ( the scan of the actual documen). It is free, you can also order his military records for WWI at the same time.  The attestation papers will list next of kin, address etc at time of his sign up.  The address is

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/020106_e.html

When you get the page click on the "search data base" then follow instructions.
Good luck, if you need any more help just personal message me.
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Re: missing in canada
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 16 February 05 17:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi again Krissy,
I looked in the site and found your relative under Fred Jefferis.
I have attached the front page of his attestation papers.
You can go to the site and see the 2nd side of the paper, and order infor for the military records of Fred/
Ted
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Re: missing in canada
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 16 February 05 17:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi Krissy,
I have attached the 2nd side for you.
Hope this all helps. By the way his military record may tell you where he was shipped to after the war.
Ted
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Re: missing in canada
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 16 February 05 23:22 GMT (UK) »
hi ted many thanks for your help, i did find the papers but wasnt sure of ordering, is it exspensive as it may well answer a good few questions. we knew nothing of this great uncle until a few weeks ago and canada is a big place so it really is little steps at the moment. again thankyou so much i will let you know if i get any further.
krissy
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