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Frederick Kelly McCormick
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Frederick Kelly McCormick (McCormic) 2699120 Sergeant Canadian Garrison Regiment (6th Battalion) November 29, 1863 Yarmouth, NS May 1, 1918 54 McNabs Island, Halifax Co., NS Pictou, NS 47 5 feet, 7½ inches Fair Blue Grey 63rd Regiment, “Halifax Rifles” Married Mariner Baptist Catherine McCormick (Wife) Pictou, NS January 9, 1919 (Halifax) Unknown Frederick Kelly McCormick was the son of Israel McCormick and Margaret (Wyman) McCormick (1817- 1899). Frederick’s parents were married December 28, 1848. His father, born in Hebron, Yarmouth Co., NS was a brick maker. Sergeant McCormick was the brother of Israel Austin, Maria J., and Susan. The 1871 census, lists the family living in Salmon River, NS. Frederick married Catherine Jane MacLeod (1869-1952) who was from the Wentworth Valley, Nova Scotia. A son, Frederick Kelly McCormick, was born July 11, 1914 and died on April 6, 1963. Prior to enlistment in the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force, Frederick had been serving in the military since December 16, 1915. At his enlistment on May 1, 1918 he was taken on strength initially with the 6th Battalion of the Canadian Garrison Regiment. He was transferred to the No. 6 Canadian Army Service Corps, Service Company on October 1, 1918. Sergeant Frederick Kelly McCormick was discharged at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on January 9, 1919 on compassionate grounds. Records of his son, Frederick Kelly junior, indicate his father was born in Beaver River, on the Digby and Yarmouth County line.