Private, 21st (Reserve) Bn. ., Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment) ,
Service Number: 3209465

who died on
Monday, October 28, 1918
Age 21

Family Information:
Son of Mr. Franklin and Mrs. Catharine Honsberger Fretz, of Didsbury, Alberta

Bramshott (St. Mary) Churchyard, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:
2 B 27

The church was built in AD 1220 to serve the community which had grown up on the heathland to the south of Hindhead, around a sandy track which was to become the London to Portsmouth road.
Later the development of the turnpike road and, more particularly, the railway led to the daughter hamlet of Liphook outgrowing its parent, and rather pushing Bramshott and its church to the sidelines.
From the swing gate entrance in the south east corner of the churchyard, one has the impression of a small, single-aisled church capped by a low tower with a wooden steeple. Along the south side, notice the priest's door which opens into the chancel. Entering the building by the west door, it is surprising to find a nave wide enough to have both north and south aisles, each supported by substantial round pillars and graceful arches.

Historical Information:
From the autumn of 1915, to October, 1919, a Canadian Training Centre was placed in the open country on both sides of the Portsmouth road, between the turnings to Grayshott and to Bramshott; and the soldiers who died in No. 12 Canadian General Hospital, which served the camp, were buried in Branshott Churchyard, or (in the case of the Roman Catholic soldiers) in the Churchyard of St. Joseph's Church, at the West end of Grayshott. The first burials at Bramshott took place in Plot I, which is part of the original Churchyard; but in time it became necessary to enlarge the Churchyard, and an extension (Plots II and III) was formed. The original Churchyard and the Eastern side of the extension are bounded by a wall, and on the same side, between Plots II and III, is the War Cross which was dedicated on Sunday 24th April 1921.
No. of Identified Casualties: 349

Commemorated on Page 411 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. The Book of Remembrance is in the Memorial Chamber, which occupies the second level of the Peace Tower in the Houses of Parliament, Ottawa.