WJ Froment

Private 117252 Walter John Froment. Canadian Expeditionary Force.

According to the National Archives of Canada Walter John Froment was born on
30th May 1895 in Milton, enlisted on 1st March 1915 in Calgary, was awarded the
British War Medal and the Victory Medal, and was killed in action on 2nd June 1916 while serving with the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles.

He was the son of John and Harriette Froment of High Street. He has no known
grave and his name is recorded on the Menin Gate Memorial in Belgium.

    The death occurred in France between 1 June and 5 of Pte. Walter John Froment, third son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Froment, of Milton. The deceased soldier, who met his death in a noble fashion – for he fell while dressing a fallen comrade’s wound – went to Canada in 1913. He joined the Medical section of the 2nd C.M.R. Battalion, 8th Infantry Brigade, and returning to England in October last, finished his training at Bramshott Camp, Surrey. He went to France at the beginning of this year.

    From a local paper cutting of the time

Some of the above details are taken from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
online register. You can see the record by clicking here