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Private Frank Hersey Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 52nd Battalion Regimental Number: 438695 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Birth: November 5, 1892 Trade: Labourer Marital Status: Single Date of Birth: November 5, 1892 Trade: Labourer Marital Status: Single Place of Enlistment: Port Arthur, British Colombia Date of Enlistment: May 3, 1915 Age at enlistment: 23 Height: 5 Feet 6 Inches Next of Kin: Mrs. E Hersey, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Religion: Methodist Frank Hersey was one of six sons of William Hersey serving during World War I. Frank was the second son to have been killed after his brother Adelbert and the third to have been wounded after Adelbert and William. Frank was a Lance Corporal and returned to duty on November 21, 1916 after recovering from a gunshot wound in the back. Date of Death: April 4, 1917 Cause of Death: Killed in action Age at Death: 25 Buried at: Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France Plot: V. B. 20. Mont-St. Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. Ecoivres Military Cemetery contains 1,728 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. Frank Hersey is commemorated on Page 255 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.
Private Frank Hersey
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