Sunday 18 November 2012

Private Frank Albert Vince

Born on 29 August 1893 in Whatfield, Ipswich, Suffolk, England – son of Mrs. Helen Vince, Whatfield, Ipswich, Suffolk, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; trade as farm labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Congregationalist; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 4 April 1916 (number 246107) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 or 26 September 1917 – wounded on 2 or 4 September 1918 – invalided to England on 10 September 1918.

(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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