Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Frederick Charles Swait

In memory of:

Private Frederick Charles Swait

March 2, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

57731

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

20th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Charles E. and Emma Swait, of 715, Carlaw Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 170 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. D. 4.

Location:

RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY is located 5 Km south west of Ieper town centre, on the Slijpstraat, a road leading from the Kemmelseweg. (Connecting Ieper to Kemmel N331). From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort), and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 m after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg. (Made prominent by a railway level crossing). 4 km along the Kemmelseweg on the right hand side lies Elzenwalle Military Cemetery, which marks the junction with Slijpstraat. RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY lies 1 Km along the Slijpstraat, after a small staggered crossroads.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of FREDERICK CHARLES SWAIT– Fred Swait at age 21
  • Photo of FREDERICK CHARLES SWAIT– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source:  The Globe Toronto Tuesday March 14 1916
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Post Card– Postcard sent by Frederick Swait.
  • Photo of FREDERICK CHARLES SWAIT– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Letter to  FREDERICK CHARLES SWAIT– The first of four pages of a letter sent from my grandmother to Uncle Fred, returned to her because he was deceased.
  • Letter to  FREDERICK CHARLES SWAIT– The second of four pages of a letter sent from my grandmother to Uncle Fred, returned to her because he was deceased.
  • Letter to FREDERICK CHARLES SWAIT– The third of four pages of a letter sent from my grandmother to Uncle Fred, returned to her because he was deceased.
  • Letter to FREDERICK CHARLES SWAIT– The fourth of four pages of a letter sent from my grandmother to Uncle Fred, returned to her because he was deceased.
  • Photo of FREDERICK CHARLES SWAIT– Letter from Fred's friend to Mr. and Mrs. Swait
  • Photo of FREDERICK CHARLES SWAIT– Letter from Fred's sister Dorothy to Fred

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