Lieutenant Wilfred Steevens Fry

Date of Birth: 18 March 1874

Place of Birth: Kent, England

Residence: Sherbrooke, Quebec

Nok: Helen Bates Fry, Sherbrooke (wife)

Trade: Treasurer, Quebec Railway

Attestation date: 02 March 1916

Previous military service: 53rd Regiment, Canadian Volunteers - South Africa.

Unit: 87th Battalion

Status: Survived - died 24 June 1932

Cemetery: Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, Okanagan-Similkameen, BC

Details of service:

Lt Fry was transferred to the 87th Battalion on 30 November 1916, and proceeded to France immediately. France. On 24 January 1917, Lt Fry began to suffer from Neuralgia and Nephritis.

Lt Fry was invalided to England for further treatment. After 31 days in hospital he still felt the affects of acute Nephritis. He failed to improve and was prescribed light duties in Garrsion. After a Medical Review Board he was deemed unfit for service and ordered to Canada. He sailed to Halifax on 24 April 1918 aboard the SS Aquatania.

On 03 June 1918, Lt Fry was admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. He was diagnosed with TB which he had contracted while in England. He remained in hospital until 11 July when he was transferred to the Laurentian Sanitorium for further treatment.

Lt Fry was struck off strength from the CEF on 15 June 1918 for reasons of being medically unfit. His death was attributed to his war service. His widow, Mrs Helen Fry was presented a Memorial Cross on 21 September 1932.

At the time of attestation Lt Fry was married and had 1 girl: Barbara, age 2.