Lieutenant Frederick G. Diver
SAC 1904-1906

Lieutenant Frederick George Diver was born in Toronto, Ontario on June 28, 1889, son of Frederick Diver of 325 Jarvis St, Toronto. He attended St. Andrew's College from 1904 to 1906 and before enlisting was the Vice President of the Central Press Agency and living in Lindsay, Ontario.

In April 1916 he enlisted at Lindsay, Ontario in the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the 109th Battalion (Victoria and Haliburton) but was serving with the 87th Battalion (Manitoba Regiment) at the time of his death.

He reached England in July 1916 and two weeks later was in the front line trenches. In his own words "I spent one Sunday in Halifax, the second in England, the third in France and the fourth in the trenches." While crossing the channel he passed his younger brother, Sergeant Victor J. Diver (St Andrew's College 1909 to 1913), who was returning to Toronto after spending almost two years in the trenches with the Sifton Auto Machine Gun Battery.

He was went missing on October 21st, 1916 and is killed in action. Diver is buried in the Adanac Military Cemetery, France (Grave Reference: II. F. 23.) [Note Adanac is Canada spelt backwards.]

  • Scanned Copy of Officer's Declaration Paper (National Archives)
  • Canadian Virtual War Memorial Page for Frederick Diver. This includes a link to his commemoration on Page 78 of the First World War Book of Remembrance and several Toronto Star newspaper clippings.