Monday 5 September 2011

Private Frank William Pierce

Born on 2 August 1896 in London, England - son of Georgina and Walter Pierce, Bath, England - friend of H. Hemstock, Marmion, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Marmion, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist or Congregationalist; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Owen Sound, Ontario, on 3 December 1915 (number 838161) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - died on 17 August 1917 of wounds received that day - buried in Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery (grave II.J.33), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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