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Name: Francis McLaughlin Larkin Rank: Lance Corporal Service No: F/40782 Regiment/Service: Cape Breton Highlanders, R.C.I.C #14 Platoon, "C" Company Date of Birth: July 30, 1920 Place of Birth: East Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: June 21, 1940 Place of Enlistment: Aldershot, NS Address At Enlistment: East Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 feet, 6 inches Weight: 138 lbs. Complexion: Medium Eyes: Blue Hair: Dark Brown Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Mrs. Ella Larkin [Mother] East Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: September 10, 1944 Age at Death: 24 Cemetery: Gradara War Cemetery (Italy) Grave Reference: I, F, 12. The 70th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 359 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 1 Lance Corporal Larkin was the son of Roger M. and Ella R. Larkin, of East Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS. He was the brother of Sidney Robert and Agnes Elizabeth. He completed grade XI at the age of 16 and left school to work on the farm. In the two year before he enlisted he was working on a farm in Annapolis Co., NS. Lance Corporal Larkin served in Canada until June, 1940 and in the United Kingdom until October, 1943. He served in the Italian Campaign and was first wounded in action on May 4, 1944. He returned to the field in September and was again wounded on September 9. He died September 10, 1944 of wounds received in action. Sources: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada Cape Breton Military History
Francis McLaughlin Larkin
Part of #14 Platoon, "C" Company Cape Breton Highlanders Italy, March, 1944 Francis McLaughlin Larkin (Front Row, 2nd Left to Right)