Frederick Augusta Blacklock was born on May 16th 1885 in Milton, Ontario. He grew up in the Waterloo region. Frederick was 29 and working as a tailor in Galt (Cambridge) when the First World War broke out. He volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Force on August 29th 1914. Frederick fought bravely with the 3rd Battalion (Toronto Regiment). During the Second Battle of Ypres in April 1915 Frederick was reported missing. Frederick’s comrades later reported him having been killed by shrapnel on April 24th 1915. Private Frederick Augusta Blacklock’s body was never recovered but he is commemorated at the Menin Gate in Ypres.
Service number: 9770
“Canadian Virtual War Memorial: Frederick Augusta Blacklock,” Veterans Affairs Canada, accessed March 15, 2015, http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/922229?Frederick%20Augustus%20Blacklock