838015 Pte. Frederick Hilton Bellamy was born on September 8th, 1892, in the town of Flesherton, Ontario, where he was working as a clerk when hostilities broke out. Fred attested to the 147th Battalion on November 27th, 1915 and was assigned to "A" Company.

Billeted locally over the winter the 147th Battalion mobilized in Owen Sound in the spring of 1916 and left for training at Camp Niagara. As the conditions in the Camp were wanting the unit moved to the new training facility of Camp Borden in late June.

In September 1916 the unit received their orders to proceed overseas, but due to an outbreak of diphtheria they were detained in Amherst, Nova Scotia, for over a month. The unit finally sailed for Great Britain on November 14th, 1916, on the S.S. Olympic.

On January 1st, 1917, the 147th Battalion ceased to exist when it became the nucleus for the 8th Reserve Battalion, whose task it was to supply reinforcements to the 58th Battalion and the 4th C.M.R.

April 22th, 1917, saw Fred was taken on strength of the 4th C.M.R. in a draft of reinforcements after the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

He served with the unit through the remainder of the Battle of Arras, but was wounded on June 6th, probably from artillery fire during the German's retaliatory strike after their fighting patrol was discovered and attacked the day before.

Private Frederick Hilton Bellamy was struck off strength on March 20th, 1919. His service is remembered through his name being included on the reverse side of the Flesherton Cenotaph (right)

Biography details and cenotaph image credit: George Auer