Name:Frank HerseyService Number:438695 Rank:PrivateBattalion:52nd Battalion Date of Birth:November 5, 1892 Place of Birth:Yarmouth, Nova ScotiaTrade:Labourer Marital Status:SingleDate of Enlistment:May 3, 1915Place of Enlistment:Port Arthur, British Colombia Age at Enlistment:23Height: 5 Feet, 6 InchesComplexion:Eye;Hair:Marital Status:SingleTrade:Labourer Religion:MethodistNext of Kin:Mrs. E. Hersey, (Mother) Yarmouth, Nova ScotiaDate of Death:April 4, 1917Age at Death:25Cemetery:Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France Plot:V. B. 20.Commemorated on Page 255 of the First World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 6Frank Hersey was one of six sons of William Hersey of Yarmouth serving during World War I. His brother Adelbert Hersey was killed in action on October 15, 1915. Enlisting in Port Arthur, Vancouver he trained with the 52nd Battalion until his departure for overseas in November, 1915. He embarked for France on February 2, 1916 and was wounded and hospitalized three times returning to his unit on discharge from hospital. On August 16, he was promoted to Lance Corporal; however, reverted to Private at his own request on December 28, 1916. Private Frank Hersey died of wounds received in action on April 4, 1917.