Frederick Harrington

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
36th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Greenwood Cemetery, Brantford, Ontario
Commemorated at: 
St. Luke Anglican Church
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Address at enlistment: 
153 Elgin Street, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
153 Elgin Street, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Cement finisher
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

BX April 25, 1916

Two More Local Men Wounded – Pte. William Grover and Pte. Fred Harrington Shot

Friends of William Grover, late of the Sons of England football team will be sorry to hear that he has been wounded in both thighs at the battle of St. Eloi. He tried to enlist with Colonel Ashton’s regiment, but was rejected on account of bad teeth, but being determined to enlist he sailed for England and enlisted there. He has been in the trenches for some months now. He was at the battle of Loos, where his chum George Rawlings also from Brantford was killed.

Mrs. Fred Harrington, 153 Elgin Street, yesterday received a field card bearing the sad news that her husband, Pte. Fred A. Harrington was in one of the hospitals. No further particulars were given and Mrs. Harrington is anxiously awaiting further news. Pte. Harrington left here in March, 1915 with Colonel Ashton, going to Niagara and later going overseas with the 36th Battalion. At Shorncliffe he was transferred to the 18th Battalion and went to France on February 3, 1916

BX August 8, 1917

Mrs. Beatrice Harrington, 153 Elgin Street, received word today that her husband, Pte. Frederick Harrington had been wounded being admitted to No. 4 Stationary Hospital, Arques, with contusions. This is the second time he had been wounded, he having spent a year in English hospitals, largely through shell shock which accompanied his wounds. He was a cement finisher here, leaving with Captain Finley D. Fraser.

BX January 9, 1918
Veterans Who Arrived Home – Men Reported to Soldiers’ Aid Commission Were Welcomed

A number of returned heroes arrived home last night, five returning at 4.30 and a number at 9.45 p.m. last night. Secretary MacDonald of the Soldiers’ Aid Commission was on hand to meet the trains, as well as relatives and friends of the soldiers returning. Those who returned at 4.30 were Private A.R. Springall, of the 1st Battalion who left here with the 36th; Corp. Emmett, 4th Battalion, 107 Spring Street; Pte. McQuinn, 38 Bruce Street, R.C.D.; Pte. F. Harrington, 153 Elgin Street 1st Battalion, formerly of 36th. On the 9.45 train, Pte. Burke, 111 West Mill Street and Cecil Benning, 21 Maple Avenue, arrived with others whose names could not be received owing to the welcome with its attendant excitement given to them by local friends and relatives.

BX January 28, 1916

Son’s Injuries Are Permanent – Private E. Harrington’s Wounds will be Avenged by Three Brothers

Mrs. J. Harrington, Farringdon Church, has received a letter from her son, Pte. E Harrington, of the 4th Battalion, who is now in Shorncliffe Hospital, suffering from a serious wound received at Langemarck. He wishes, through The Expositor, to thank the ladies and gentlemen of Brantford for the kind gifts and cigarettes he has received from this city. Although from April 23 last until November he was not visited by anyone, he states that Mrs. (Col.) Ashton visits him now nearly every day, bringing him dainties.

Mrs. Harrington states that her son is injured for life, having undergone seven operations, and his condition is still serious. She also states that she has three more sons eager to take revenge for the awful wounds of their brother. They are, Fred of the 36th Battalion, Len in the 86th Machine Gun Battalion at Hamilton, and Chris in the 125th Battalion.

Mrs. Harrington is justly proud of having four sons fighting for their country, and hopes they will someday have an opportunity to avenge with cold steel their brother’s injuries. She joins with her son in sending thanks for the very kind and generous way the people of this city have attended to his wants, and feels sure they will be amply rewarded for their kindness someday.

Harrington, Christopher (772319)
Harrington, Frederick (406101)
Harrington, Leonard (174995)

BX December 26, 1940

Frederick Harrington

Fred Harrington passed away Wednesday at his residence 321 Rawdon Street, in his fifty-sixth year, following an illness of three months; duration.  Deceased was born in England but had resided in Brantford for the past 36 years, during which period he was a partner in the Teague and Harrington grocery stores in this city.  During the last war, Mr. Harrington served in France, going overseas with the 36th Battalion.  Formerly a member of the old Congregational Church, he was at the time of his death a member of St. Luke’s Anglican Church.  Besides his wife, formerly Miss Beatrice Teague, Mr. Harrington leaves to mourn his loss one son, Frederick E. Harrington, of this city; five brothers, Edwin, Bert, Ernest, George and Christopher Harrington, all of Brantford, and one sister, Mrs. C. Groff, also of this city.  Deceased is resting at his late residence, 321 Rawdon Street, until Sunday afternoon where a private funeral service will take place, followed by a public service at St. Luke’s Anglican Church.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

BX December 30, 1940

Frederick Harrington

The funeral of Fred A. Harrington was conducted Sunday afternoon from his late residence, 321 Rawdon Street.  A private service was held at the home, with Rev. T.A. Madden of St. Luke’s Anglican Church in charge followed by a public service at the church, where Mr. Madden was assisted by Rev. John Kellman of Central Presbyterian Church.  The presence of many relatives and friends, and the profusion of beautiful floral tributes, were tokens of the esteem in which the deceased was held.  Pallbearers from the home to the church were nephews of the deceased.  Alfred Teague, Harold Hills, William Harrington, George Harrington, Jr. Frank Harrington and Ernest Groff, E.R. Edwards, J. Nangle, H. Twidale, D. MacKellar, H. Kneller, W.T. Simmons, S. Howell ad J.C. MacKellar, members of the Brantford Branch Canadian Legion, of which deceased was a member, acted as pallbearers from the church to the graveside. During the interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Bugler Jack Frost sounded the Last Post.