Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Private Frank Edward Manning

Born in Somersetshite, England - son of Frederick Manning, Rosencrown, Dinnington, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Gananoque, Ontario; trade as blacksmith; married; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 39.25 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; light brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Gananoque, Ontario, on 24 January 1916 (number 639423) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 15 November 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 12 January 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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