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Name: Frank Kinney Rank: Private Regimental Number: 469195 Battalion: 64th Battalion/25th Battalion Date of Birth: August 21, 1897 (on attestation) August 22, 1900 (actual date of birth) Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: August 24, 1915 Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Place of Enlistment: Sussex, New Brunswick Age at enlistment: 18 (apparent age) Height: 5 Feet 6 Inches Complexion: Fair Eye Colour: Hazel Hair Colour: Brown Trade: Student Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mary Kinney (Mother) Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: April 28, 1917 Age at Death: 16 Memorial: Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France Commemorated on Page 269 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 14 Frank Kinney was the son of John Wentworth Kinney (1876-1954) and Mary Josephine (Muise) Kinney (1870- 1936), of Yarmouth, NS. He was the brother of Gertrude, Archibald and Lydia Kinney. Frank enlisted at the age of 15 on August 24, 1915 in Sussex, New Brunswick with the 64th Battalion and was assigned to ‘B’ Company. His medical was completed at Sussex on August 24, 1915. The medical records list his birthplace as Kings Co., NB and apparent age at 18. The 64th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force was authorized on 20 April 1915 and recruited in Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The battalion provided reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field until 7 July 1916. Frank trained in Canada with the 64th Battalion between August 1915 and March 1916. Private Kinney embarked Halifax on March 31, 1916 with the 64th Battalion, sailing on the SS Advocate and disembarked in Liverpool, England on April 4, 1914. While initially at Bramshott Military Camp, he was moved to Shorncliffe and was transferred to the 12th Battalion on June 24, 1916 and to the 25th Battalion on June 29, 1916. He proceeded to France where he joined the Battalion in the field on July 13. He was killed in action by an enemy shell shortly after leaving the “jumping off” position on April 28, 1917 during an attack on Arleux-en-Gohell. Sources: Canadian Virtual War Memorial The Arleux Loop
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