Captain Frederick E. Lewis
Frederick Emerson Lewis was born on April 6, 1921 in Sydney, Nova Scotia to his parents Benjamin Archibald and Ethyl Hardy Lewis. He was one of six children, having two older brothers and three sisters, being raised in a farming community. During his formative years, Lewis grew up quickly, as he contributed to the household by taking on responsibilities at a young age while also attending school. Lewis attended a local school during his early years. He completed grade 8 when he decided to leave school to join the workforce. Lewis was a skilled sheet metal worker by trade who was later educated through the machine and tool technical college.