Frederick Stanley Albright

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Dunn Township, Ontario, Canada

Informations générales


Informations service militaire

Force armée:
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 —  Canadian Infantry, 50th Bn. (Calgary)  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Northeast of Keerselaarhoek, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Larch Wood ( Railway Cutting ) Cemetery
Parcelle: 4
Rangée: H
Tombe: 7

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Mon histoire

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.

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Circumstances of Death
Autre référence
McCarthy C., The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account, ( London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995), pg. 126-128.
Sources utilisées
Personnel Records of the First World War (Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa (LAC) RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 70 - 30).
Autre référence
Veterans Affairs Canada
Sources utilisées
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 utilisées
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.
Sources utilisées