Frank Bardy's signature

Frank Bardy enlisted on this day in 1914 in Estevan, Saskatchewan. He gave his date of birth as March 23rd, 1896 in Shannonville. He was five feet five and a half inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair. Frank was a Mohawk and our colleagues in the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Research Unit have determined that Frank’s mother was Lydia Hill and that he was raised by Peter Bardy and Lydia (née Doxtator). He was working as a labourer in Estevan when he enlisted. On his attestation paper he named his next of kin as Lillie Deans of Shannonville (mother).

Frank joined the 46th Battalion and his regimental number was 426204. His service record shows that he arrived in England on September 9th, 1915 and was transferred to the 27th Battalion, with which he served in France from November 1915. Frank died at the Battle of Vimy Ridge.