Tuesday 4 January 2011

Private Frank James McMann

Born on 24 April 1896 in Brantford, Ontario - nephew of Florence Davis, Brantford, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Brantford, Ontario; trade as butcher; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark hair; "Teeth require attention."

Joined the 215th Battalion, CEF, in Hamilton, Ontario, on 4 April 1917 (number 270652) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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