CEF Soldier Detail

Private Frank Wilmot McKelvey
Died: September 14, 1971

Regimental Number:
916776
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
198th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Zephyr, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mother: Elizabeth McKelvey, Queensville, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Queensville, Ontario
Date of Birth:
June 1, 1891
Trade or Calling:
Farmer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Not Specified
Place of Enlistment:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
May 16, 1916
Age at enlistment:
25
Height:
5 Feet 5 Inches
Chest:
37 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Methodist
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Unknown    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
September 14, 1971
Age at Death:
80
Buried at:
Pine Grove Cemetery, Cowan, Manitoba
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Not Specified
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 6955 - 24
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 198th Battalion
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Frank was the 3rd child of 11 children born to Josiah Washington McKelvey and Elizabeth Ann (Dixon).  Frank's family were of Irish heritage.  His siblings were Johanna, John, Rose, Roy, Norman, Alex, Henry, Herbert (Gordon), Marjorie (Delena) and Olive.  His younger brother, Norman, also joined the war after he became of age.  Both brothers survived.

Frank returned home after the war and worked as a farm labourer.  Later Frank optained work in the Parks Department of Manitoba manning a fire tower working first in the RM of Ethlebert and later at Cowan, Manitoba.  On September 21, 1929 he married Effie Sanchuk.  Effie grew up and came from the RM of Ethlebert, Manitoba.  They had 5 children, Walter, Harry, William, Ross and Rose.

Frank passed away September 14, 1971.  Frank was buried in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Cowan, Manitoba.