Monday 8 March 2010

Private Frank James Gagnon

Born on 12 March 1896 in Baskatong Bridge, Quebec - son of W.M. and Cecelia Gagnon, Maniwaki, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as lumberjack, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 10 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 February 1915 (number 410276) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 20 or 30 October 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 November 1916 - killed in action on 18 November 1916 - buried in Regina Trench Cemetery (grave II.D.16), France.

(Many thanks to Lieutenant-Colonel Bud Walsh for the photo of Private Gagnon's final resting place.)

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