Son of Charles and Edith Jane [Wood] Hankinson, who resided at 31 Forest Avenue, St. Thomas, Ontario, at the time of Elmore's death.
Original regimental number was 7258
Height: 5 feet, 91/4 inches. Complexion: Fair, Eyes: Blue, Hair: Fair
Girth when fully expanded: 35 1/2 inches: expanded1 1/2 inches.
Enlistment Date, above, is date Elmore signed his Attestation Paper-Canadian Overseas Expedionary Force.
Prior Military Experience: 3 months, M 25 Regiment.
Elmore enlisted as a private with The Canadian Mounted Rifles, was sent to England, where he transferred to the Imperial Cavalry as a Corporal. He was recommended for a commmision while in France, was commissioned Lieutenant in England, and was transferred to the Fighting 18th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry in France. He was wounded in the head and right thigh, November 12, 1917at Passchendale and was hospitalized in Letremont. Upon recovery, he rejoined his outfit and was killed in action October 6, 1918. Also saw battles at Ypres, the Somme and Canal Nord.
Circumstances of Death: "Killed in Action" While taking part in operations at Maynecourt he was instantly killed by the explosion of an enemy shell that landed nearby.