Joseph John FRYER
World War I Medallion to be returned to family
June 19, 2005:
I have a large medallion that is known as a death penny and the name on it is
Joseph John Fryer. He was born in Ottawa he was killed in action on 27th of Sept 1918
he was with the 1st depot battallion. I am trying to find any information i can
about him so maybe i can return this medallion back to some relative of his if there
are any left.
Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated
And thanks to Taylor Kennedy for the following information:
Ironically, my wife's great uncle, James Arthur Barker also died September 27, 1918
and was with the 15th Battalion who took over the 78 th Highlanders.
Anyways, Joseph John Fryer, age 21 years, son of Thomas Fryer of Eden Mills, born in
Bell's Corners. Died September 27, 1918 and buried in Nord France. Ontario Cemetery -
Sains-Les-Marquin, II. A. 19. Joseph belonged to the 1st Battalion, Canadian Infantry
(Western Ontario Regiment). Service Tag 3130005. Joseph was drafted by the Military
Act of 1917. His present address at the time of the draft was R.R. No. 1 Acton, Ontario,
Halton County and he was born May 21st, 1897. His father lived (next to kin)
R.R. No. 2, Rockwood, Ontario and was a farmer. Joseph reported to London, Ontario
August 22, 1917 at the age of 20 years and 5 months. He stood 5" 2" tall, chest was
35 1/2" with a 2" expansion, Dark complexion, Brown eyes and hair was dark brown.
He had a scar on his right forearm.
Velma, I'm sure if you futher your inquiries to a Halton Board, Rootsweb or
Family Tree under the Fryer name, you should come up with descendents. I hoped I
helped a little and good for you trying to get this back to the family, God Bless.
Take care for now
PS I am named Taylor after my Great Grandfather, William Albert Taylor, any relation?
E-mail Velma, Taylor Kennedy and Al Lewis
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