Saturday, 31 March 2012

Private Frank Gordon Sheehan

Born on 27 October 1891 in London, England - son of Mrs. Julia Maria Poole, Enfield, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as sheet metal worker; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 0 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 9 February 1916 (number 775758) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - transferred to the 1st Canadian Tunneling Company, Canadian Engineers, CEF, on 5 October 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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