Wednesday 20 July 2011

Private Frank Lewis Parr, MM

Born on 16 October 1892 in Oldham, Lancashire, England - son of Ellen Parr, Oldham, Lancashire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Richmond, Bayham Township, Ontario; trade as farming; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 34.75 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 7 March 1916 (number 190053) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 27 June 1917 - struck off strength to the 4th Canadian Labour Battalion, CEF, on 1 September 1917.

Awarded the Military Medal [no details in cited records].

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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