Private Frank Wilmot McKelvey

Regimental Number:
916776
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
198th Battalion
Company:
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Prior Military Experience:
Not Specified
Enlistment Date:
May 16, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
25
Enlisted at:
Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Queensville, Ontario
Civilian Occupation:
Farmer
Saw Service in:
Unknown
Date of Death:
September 14, 1971
Age at Death:
80
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Burial:
Pine Grove Cemetery, Cowan, Manitoba
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Date of Birth:
June 1, 1891
Next of Kin:
Mother: Elizabeth McKelvey, Queensville, Ontario
Place of Birth:
Zephyr, Ontario
Country of Birth:
Canada
Prisoner of War:
Not Specified
Interned:
Married:
Single
Religion:
Methodist
Height:
5 Feet 5 Inches
Chest:
37 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
   
NAC Reference: ^1Box 1Box 6955 - 24
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private
Canadian Infantry
198th Battalion
Awards and Decorations
Notes

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.

 

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