Frederick Hetherington

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
36th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Commemorated at: 
First Baptist Church
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Niagara Region
Birth city: 
St. Catharines, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
9 Maple Avenue, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
9 Maple Avenue, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Waterous Engine Co.
Religious denominations: 
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

BX February 17, 1916

Sgt. Hetherington Shock Sufferer

Official word today received by Mrs. Hetherington, 9 Maple Avenue, that her son, Sergt. Frederick Hetherington is suffering from shock caused by the explosion of a shell. Sergt. Hetherington, who was very popular, loyal, being an indoor baseball pitcher of unusual ability, and having been a member of the 38th Dufferin Rifles for nine years previous to the outbreak of the war. He left here with the 36th Battalion of the Third Contingent, but was later sent to the firing line with a draft to fill a vacancy in the 4th Battalion. Sergt. Hetherington is a member of Harmony Lodge, I.O.O.F., being especially active as one of the first degree team.

BX October 21, 1916

Sergeant Frederick Hetherington, 4th Battalion, of this city has been wounded in the arm. He went overseas with the 36th Battalion but was transferred almost immediately to the 4th Battalion on account of previous training. He was the star pitcher for the indoor baseball team of A. Company of the 38th “Duffs.”  He is now in a general hospital in France. Sergeant Hetherington’s home is at 9 Maple Avenue. This is the second time this year he has been wounded, having been reported wounded in February last. He is a single man.

BX April 21, 1917

Brantford Casualties

The Brantford casualty list continues to grow. This morning a number of others in addition to those listed yesterday were reported.

Co. Sergt-Major Frederick Hetherington is today reported wounded, this being the third time he has been on the casualty list through wounds. He was admitted to the 2nd Stationary Hospital, Outreau, on April 11, with a severe gunshot wound in the left foot. He was a well known athlete here, pitching for “E.” Company of the Dufferin Rifles when it had the champion indoor baseball team of the city. (He was twice previously wounded). He was employed at the Waterous Engine Works, and was a prominent member of Harmony Lodge, I.O.O.F.