Monday 22 October 2012

Private Frank Turner (410211)

Born on 8 October 1886 in Southport, Lancashire, England – husband of Parnell Turner, Westboro, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as stone mason; married (with two children, aged six and four-and-a-half years); no current military service; previously served with the Royal Naval UR[?] (two years); Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 7.25 inches; chest of 38.25 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 May 1915 (number 410211) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – wounded on 22 or 23 October 1916 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 22 November 1916 – wounded on 24 August 1917 – invalided to England on 6 September 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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