Frederick Stanley Albright

Information about birth

Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Dunn Township, Ontario, Canada

General information


Army information

Canadian Expeditionary Force
Service number:
Enlistment date:
Enlistment place:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 —  Canadian Infantry, 50th Bn. (Calgary)  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
Place of death:
Northeast of Keerselaarhoek, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Larch Wood ( Railway Cutting ) Cemetery
Plot: 4
Row: H
Grave: 7

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#1 Place of birth
#2 Enlistment place

My story

Private Frederick Stanley ALBRIGHT ( 50th Bn. Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment), 10th Canadian Brigade, 4th Canadian Division ) was killed in action on the 26th of October 1917, the first day of the Second Battle of Passchendaele. That day, the 10th Canadian Brigade was positioned between the Ravebeek and the Ypres-Roulers Railway ; their Headquarter was located north of Beecham Farm ( 28.D.16.a.70.60 ). On their left was the 3rd Canadian Division with the 8th and 9th Canadian Brigades. The attack began at 5.40 a.m. with the 46th Battalion (South Saskatchewan Regiment) while the 50th Battalion was in support. After 4 hours of struggle, both battalions succeeded in taking the Red Line and Decline Copse, the first objective. Due to heavy counter attacks by the Germans, they lost their hold on Decline Copse and were pushed back.
Private Albright fell because of a shell fire, which killed him instantly. We presume he fell close to the jumping off line, as after the war his body was found at Berlin Wood ( 28.D.10.c.50.30), close to the Headquarters and locations of the 3rd Canadian Division.
Private Frederick Stanley Albright is buried at Larch Wood ( Railway Cutting ) Cemetery.

Sources 6

Circumstances of Death
Further reference
McCarthy C., The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account, ( London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995), pg. 126-128.
Sources used
Personnel Records of the First World War (Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa (LAC) RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 70 - 30).
Further reference
Veterans Affairs Canada
Sources used
War diaries: 50th Canadian Infantry Battalion (Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa (LAC), RG9-III-D-3, Volume number: 4941, Microfilm reel number: T-10747--T-10748, File number: 441, File part: 1).
Sources used
Wheeler V.W., The 50th Battalion in No Man's Land (50th Canadian Infantry Battalion ( Alberta Regiment ) Canadian Expeditionary Force 1915-1919, (Ottawa, 2000), pg. 166-167.
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