Fred Huntley Cole signature

Fred Huntley Cole, a bank clerk, signed up in Kingston on this day in 1914. He was born in Deseronto on July 22nd, 1889, the son of George Arthur Cole and Mary Amelia (née Huntley).

Fred joined the 6th Brigade of the Canadian Field Artillery with the regimental number 85599. He was five feet five and a half inches tall, with a fair complexion, grey eyes and light brown hair. His service record shows that he joined the 1st Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column in France on May 13th, 1915 and served with them throughout the war. He was promoted to Bombardier on March 1st, 1915 but reverted to Gunner in June 1917 at his own request. While he was serving , he was treated for myalgia and impetigo.

Cole left France for England on March 19th, 1919 and sailed from England on April 23rd. He was discharged from the army in Toronto on May 9th, 1919. He married Florence Merle Flood in Harrow, Ontario on February 19th, 1921. He died on January 12th, 1941 and was buried in Colchester Memorial Cemetery, Colchester, Ontario.

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