Kenora Great War Project


Personal Details
Date of BirthJuly 12, 1873
Place of BirthRenfrew, Renfrew, Ontario
Marital StatusSingle
Next of KinGeorge Frood, brother, Barwick,Rainy River, Ontario
Trade / Callingfarmer
Service Details
Regimental Number439562
Service Record Link to Service Record
Battalion52nd Battalion
ForceCanadian Expeditionary Force
BranchCanadian Infantry
Enlisted / ConscriptedEnlisted
Date of EnlistmentJuly 6, 1915
Age at Enlistment42
Theatre of ServiceEurope
Prisoner of WarNo
Survived WarYes
Death Details
Date of DeathMay 15, 1943
Age at Death70
Buried AtLake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario

Frood, Andrew

Andrew William Frood was the eighth of eleven children born to Andrew Forrest Frood and Isabella Forrest on the 12th of July 1973 in Renfrew, Renfrew County Ontario.

In 1891 (age 18) he was still living in Renfrew with his brother Samuel.   His occupation was listed as blacksmith.

In 1900 (age 27) Andrew was working and living on a farm in Burleigh County, North Dakota.

1n 1910 (age 37) he was living in Burr Oak, Emmons, North Dakota with his brother George.   His occupation was listed as farm labourer.

By 1915 (age 42) Andrew had returned to Canada and on 06 July 1915 he enlisted with the 52nd Battalion in Fort Frances, Ontario.   He lied about his age shaving 5 years off his actual age. Andrew embarked with the 52nd Battalion on 23 November 1915 from St. John, N.B. aboard the S.S. California and arrived in England on 03 December. His unit went to France in February of 1916 and he was there for two years. During this time he had a 10 day leave in Marseilles and a two week leave in Paris.   In July of 1917 he was awarded a Good Conduct Badge.  At the beginning of April 1918 Andrew was admitted to #8 Canadian Field Hospital with myalgia of the back. Later that month he was invalidated to England and spent the next 222 days in hospital (Western General Hospital, Manchester and then Convalescent Hospital, Woodcote Park, Epsom).   On 22 March 1919 he received his discharge and sailed back to Canada, arriving in Halifax on 18 March 1919.

In his later years Andrew moved to Keewatin and lived with his nephew, Lock Canfield’s family.  He died of a stroke at age 70 on 15 May, 1943 in Kenora Ontario. He is buried in a veteran’s grave at Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario.

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