Gunner Fred Dumas Conway Fred was born on September 30th 1896 to John Dumas Conway and Mary Jane Roberts, who ran a book and stationary store at 114 Adam St in Hespeler. His brother, Harry Roberts Conway, also served in the war and he had a sister, Bessie Doreen Conway, who became a music teacher.
He served with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in C Battery which was with the First Army in 1917 and the 3rd Cavalry Division in Feb 1918. Fred enlisted on 25 November 1915. His father was the witness on his attestation paper, in which Fred states his occupation was draughtsman and his religion was Methodist. He is described as having a dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair and was 5'4"inches tall.
Fred later married Mary Elsie Groh (1892-1974) and the couple lived for many years in Toronto. In 1935 the couple were living at 300 Merton St, Eglinton and Fred worked as a mechanic. After retirement, they moved to York region.
Fred died on 21 March 1971. He and his wife are buried in the Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, 2482 Maple Grove Rd., Cambridge.
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Conway, Fred D.
Enlisted with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery.
J.D. Conway of Hespeler is his father.