Wednesday 10 November 2010

Private Frank Lewis McElhiney

Born on 16 February 1878 in Windsor, Nova Scotia - husband of Thresia McElhiney, Erie, Pennsylvania - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Windsor, Nova Scotia - trade as carpenter; married; currently a member of the 81st Regiment (cook); no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 155 pounds; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 237th Battalion, CEF, in Windsor, Nova Scotia, on 13 December 1915 (number 733310) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 19 or 20 March 1917 - invalided sick to England on 12 May 1917.

(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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