CEF Soldier Detail

Private Frank Walton Swannell
Died: June 25, 1918

Regimental Number:
425389
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
31st Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Liverpool
Country:
Next of Kin:
Henry Swannell, Father, Grescott Road, Aggelton, England.
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
May 15, 1893
Trade or Calling:
Farmer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Dauphin, Manitoba
Date of Enlistment:
January 2, 1915
Age at enlistment:
29
Height:
5 Feet 6 1/2 Inches
Chest:
35 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Died in War, unknown cause
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded 9th July 1916 in "The Bluff" nr The Spoilbank to the north of St Elooi, Begium.
Date of Death:
June 25, 1918
Age at Death:
32
Buried at:
Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Plot:
N/A
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box r9453 - 53
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
Info from the war diary and attestation papers. This man is on the CWGC site.
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 31st Battalion

There are 2 sets of attestation papers for this man on the Canadiasn Archives. Apart from both being for the same surname one dated January 1915 is in this man's name but the other dated October 1915 is in the name of Gilbert Swannell. The dates of birth, places of birth and next of kin are totally different in each. The army numbers are different. For Gilbert the no is 160375 while it is 425389 for Frank Walton Swannell. I do not believe both are for the same person. 

This man had previously served in the 2nd Battalion of the KRR Volunteers for 3 years.