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Frank Albert Lundy

Lundy, Francis Albert 340701          

Born: May 23, 1898, Nortonville, Ontario

Died: October 15, 1918

Son of Bertha Pollard, of Brampton, Ontario, and Albert E. Pollard.

Service Number: 340701

Age: 20

Force: Army

Unit: Canadian Field Artillery

Cemetery: BRAMPTON CEMETERY ; Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:  223 R 21

Francis Albert Lundy, who chose to call himself Frank, enlisted at the Toronto Mobilization centre on May 27th 1918. On his attestation papers he lists his mother, Bertha Pollard, living in Brampton. He lists his profession as farmer and that he has six months of training with the 36th Bttn before enlisting. He is initially placed with the 69th Batt.

When a civilian chose to enlist in World War One, they went to the local recruiting office and was asked a collection of questions that were then entered onto a document called, Attestation Papers.

What is your surname?

What are you Christian names?

What is your present address?

In What Town, Township or Parish and Country were you born

What is the name of your next of kin?

What is the address of your next of kin?

What is the relationship of your next of kin?

What is your date of birth?

What is your Trade or Calling?

Are you married?

Do you now belong to the Active Militia?

LUNDY

Frank Albert

Brampton Ont Canada

Nortonville Ont Canada

Bertha Pollard

Brampton Ont Canada

Mother

May 23rd 1898

Farmer

Single

No

A soldier’s Attestation Papers were filled in on the day they walked in to join the military. They show family information at the time of enlistment and were signed by the soldier. These have been digitized by Library and Archives Canada.

He is 5 foot, 8.5 inches in height, with a 36 inch chest and fit. The doctors described him as having brown hair, grey eyes and having a ruddy complexion. They also note that he has a birthmark on his right buttock and 2 moles between his shoulder blades. He had enlarged tonsils, both eyes were D20 and his hearing and nose were OK.  He lists himself as Methodist.

He is commemorated on Page 452 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. The history of his battalion and of the other from Peel who served during World War One is covered in detail in the book by William Perkins Bull. "From Brock to Currie: the military development and exploits of Canadians in general and of the men of Peel in particular, 1791 to 1930." Toronto, 1935.

The Canada War Graves Registers – Circumstances of Casualty provides the information about how he died during the war. He was a gunner with the 69 Battery still training in Canada. He died at the Cogswell Street Military Hospital in Halifax from influenza and pneumonia.

 

The Imperial War Graves Commission Comprehensive report of Headstone Inscriptions shows he was placed in Plot 223, Row 21 of the Brampton Cemetery at Queen Street and Beech Street.

The slideshow displayed above includes all of the documents that I have found related to this soldier’s death. Click on the arrows on either side of the picture to move to the next picture or wait as it will change on its own. This slideshow may include a copy of his page in the Canadian Book of Remembrance; a page from the Brampton Book of Remembrance; from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission you may find a picture of this soldier’s CWGC Headstone, CWGC Certificate, CWGC War Graves Registry, CWGC Circumstance of Causality, and photos of the cemetery where he is commemorated.

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