Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Frederick James Living

In memory of:

Corporal Frederick James Living

February 27, 1900

Paardeberg, South Africa

Military Service


Service Number:

7502

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Division:

No 6 Coy. 43rd Battalion

Additional Information


Son of Henry HHowell and Margaret (nee McKenny) Living, Ottawa, Ontario. Brother of Ellen Margaret and Alfred Henry. Corporal Fred Living is another of the popular members of No 6 Company, 43rd Battalion, Ottawa and Carleton Rifles who was killed. He was formerly a sergeant in the company but on leaving the city for a short time, he resigned his stripes. When he returned last year he again went into the ranks of No. 6 Coy as a private. He was 23 years of age and the son of Henry Howell Living, merchant of Bank Street and resided at his home on Slater Street. He enlisted here as a private but was promoted corporal while the regiment was at Da Arr camp. Corp. Living was a good shot and had won many trophies as a result of his markesmanship. He was a machinist by trade and was formerly employed in the C.A. Ry shops and in the Victoria foundry.

Commemorated on Page 24 of the South African War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VENDUSIEDRIFT GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE (PAARDEBERG)
South Africa

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

Located 9.1 km from the Paardeberg Museum. Follow the dirt road and turn right at the Cannon sign, travel 600 m then turn right and travel a further 200 m.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial
  • Letter p.1
  • Letter p.2
  • Letter p.3
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Perth Courier for 2 March 1900, page 5.
  • Monument– A bronze statue and stone shaft in Confederation Park, 123 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON is a monument to the Ottawa volunteers who died in the South African War. Made by the sculptor, Hamilton MacCarthy, it was installed here in 1969, after several moves. Its original location was near the old City Hall which used to stand on Elgin Street. Some believe that the model for the soldier was the sculptor's son, Coeur de Lion MacCarthy, who made many of the carvings for the Centre Block. Other works by the father include the Champlain monument at Nepean Point and that of Ottawa mayor, Samuel Bingham, in Notre-Dame Cemetery in Vanier.
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[upper plaque/plaque du haut] 
ERECTED BY 30,000 CHILDREN OF OTTAWA AND ADJOINING COUNTIES IN MEMORY OF 
TPTR. G. BRADLEY
DR. R. BRADLEY
GR. E. PIGOTT
CPL. W.S. BRADY
PTE. O.T. BURNS
PTE. H. COTTON
CPL. C. THOMAS
PTE. E. DESLAURIERS
PTE. W.A. HULL
PTE. Z.R.E. LEWIS
PTE. F.J. LIVING
PTE. E. MCINTOSH
PTE. W.H.J. ROSS
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1900 - 1901 
[lower plaque/plaque du bas] 
http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/nic-inm/sm-rm/mdsr-rdr-eng.asp?PID=753
Photo Credit: Will Thompson; Hellmut Shade

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