1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Frank Canlin

Contributed by: Glenda Margaret Hurst, on 2008-11-09

Frank Canlin
First Name Frank
Surname Canlin
Year of Birth 1894
Year of Death 1917
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Place of Wartime Residence Langley Mill, Derbyshire

Frank's Story

Frank was nephew to my great grandmother Emma Walker (nee Canlin). He was the second loss to this family and a letter to his mother quoted from his Lieut. received under date of May 29th 1917, says Gunner Canlin was killed at about 10.40 a.m. on the 28th by a German shell which burst in the gun pit. The Officer goes on to say that he would like the bereaved Mother to know that Officers and men alike had a very high opinion of her Son, who was always a steady and reliable worker.

Officers and men alike had a very high opinion of her Son

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