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Frederick John Crofts


Crofts, Frederick John, Windsor (Locklin), Ontario. Occupation: concrete engineer. Military Service: Private, Reg. No. McGill 154, 2nd University Company, PPCLI, Attestation Papers. Diary References: “[F.J.] Crofts and I went downtown – broke bounds – and succeeded in getting some fried eggs but on the way back Crofts was pinched by 2 police. I ran for it and got away. Cost Crofts 2 Fr. to get loose again,” 2:26 Mar ’16; “Only saw [F.J.] Crofts. [F.T.] Mabson, [D.E.M.] Donnelly and [T.G.G.] Ellis have not yet appeared,” 2:4 Apr ’16; “Got off the trail and had to spend the night at Hdq. along with [F.J.] Crofts (later killed) in the snipers.,”3:7 Jun ’16; “Casualties – [Frederick] Crofts…,” 3:17 Sep ’16.

Date of Death: 15 September 1916. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Memorialised at the Vimy Memorial, Vimy, France.


Vimy Memorial, Vimy, Pas de Calais, France.


Vimy Memorial