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Frank James Apjohn 1887- 1918

Frank James Apjohn, son of Frank J. and Agnes Apjohn was born 05 Nov 1887 at Rat Portage. He had three siblings,

Francis (FAnny) b. 17 july 1885

Mary Agness Apjohn b. 17 Nov 1890

Olive S. Apjohn b. 11 july 1898

His residence in 1901 was Rat Portage.

HE was a lawyer who practiced in Alberta and Ontario. He enlisted with Imperial Forces April, 1917, transferred to Canadian Forces July,1918.

According census information, he had 1 older sister, Francis (Fanny) and 2 younger sisters, Mary Agnes and Olive S. They were living in the town of Rat Portage, Ontario in 1901 with their parents and with mother and Frank in Edmonton WEST aLBERTA in 1916.

From the War Diary of the 8th Siege Battery, 6 August 1918: "Guns arrived early this a.m. and put into position. Lieut. F.J. Apjohn was wounded at the position by hostile shell fire, both legs being severed at the knees."

The CEF burial register for Frank says: "Died of Wounds" During the shelling of the Battery position and billets near the '"White Chateau," Villers Bretonneaux, this Officer, who was on duty, was proceeding from the fighting post to the guns when a shell exploded, severing both his legs below the knees. He was taken to the advance dressing station in 'White Chateau' where his wounds were dressed; and from there he was evacuated to No. 47 Casualty Clearing Station where he succumbed to his wounds. Date of death 06 Aug 1918 France, Unit: 3rd Brigade, Canadian Garrison Artillery Rank: Lieutenant Cemetery , Location: 10 Miles North West of Amiens, France [Crouy British Cemetery]

Great Canadian War Project Serial number 402089

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