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TREWELLA, F L - Private

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FREDERICK LESLIE (F L) TREWELLA

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    FREDERICK LESLIE (F L) TREWELLA

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    FREDERICK LESLIE (F L) TREWELLA
    1 September 1888
    Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
    1145
    21 September 1914 in Valcartier, Quebec, CA
    Miller (flour mill)
    Private
    Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
    8th Battalion (90th Winnipeg Rifles), CEF
    25 April 1915
    Killed in action, vicinity of Langemarck (Grafenstafel Ridge / St. Julien)
    26 years
    MENIN GATE (YPRES) MEMORIAL
    Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30
    World War I
  • Private FREDERICK LESLIE TREWELLA's Story

  • Born
    1 September 1888 in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
    Occupation
    Worked as a Miller (flour mill) prior to enlisting.
    Enlisted
    21 September 1914 in Valcartier, Quebec | Age: 26 years
    Buried
    25 April 1915 - MENIN GATE (YPRES) MEMORIAL | Age: 26 years
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Interesting Facts

  • Son of William and Caroline (nee Hopper) Trewella. His parents immigrated to Canada from Falmouth, Cornwall, England with his three older siblings William, Olive and Jessie in 1886. Fred was born two years later. His younger siblings Violet, Reginald and Clarence were born in 1891, 1896 and 1906 respectively.

    Frederick Leslie Trewella enlisted at Valcartier in September 1914 at the age of 26. Five feet, nine and half inches tall, he was twenty six years old. Pte. Trewella was killed in action 25 April 1915 when his unit was hit by chlorine gas; one of the first large-scale attacks of this nature. From the War Diary of the 8th Battalion, 24-25 April 1915, Grafenstafel: "The trenches were all attacked at night, and all the men in the trenches except the reserves were weak from fumes -  in fact some men had already died from fumes." The 8th battalion suffered heavy casualties from the gas attack and in the Battle of St. Julien which began on 24 April.

    Commemorated on Page 39 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Also listed on the Quebec City Chronicle Roll of Honour (1920) and on a Lake of the Woods Milling Company Roll of Honour plaque in Keewatin, ON.

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