Frank Waterbury signature

Frank Waterbury, a carpenter, signed up in Deseronto on this day in 1916. He was born in Deseronto on September 15th, 1890, the son of James Waterbury and Minnie (née Solmes). He gave his next of kin as Bertha Waterbury, his wife.

Frank joined the 235th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the regimental number 1027511. He was five feet nine and a half inches tall, with a fair complexion, brown eyes and brown hair.

During the war, Frank Waterbury married Elizabeth Davis in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England in 1917. They had a son, Francis, who was born in Windsor in 1918. The family travelled to Canada on the SS Metagama, arriving on May 2nd, 1919. In 1921 the Waterburys were living in Thomas Street, Deseronto, with Francis and another son, Edward.

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