Frank Clinton Kimmerly signature

On this day in 1918 Frank Clinton Kimmerly, an assistant purchasing agent, was conscripted in Toronto. He claimed to have been born in Deseronto on April 5th, 1888, but his birth was registered as May 15th, 1880. His parents were James Kimmerly and Martha (née Dafoe). The family were still in Deseronto at the time of the 1901 census, but they were living in St. Catharines when he was drafted into the 1st Depot Battalion of the 1st Central Ontario Regiment with the regimental number 3035201.

Frank was five feet five and three quarter inches tall, with a medium complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. He was single when he was conscripted, but got married a few weeks later, on May 13th, to Mina Winnifred Earl in Toronto. His service record shows that he left Canada on the SS Pannonia on June 5th, arriving in England on the 28th. He served in England with the Canadian Artillery Regimental Depot until September 1919, when he returned to Canada on the SS Regina, arriving on September 19th. He had been promoted to the rank of sergeant in April 1919.

Frank and Mina moved to the United States and were living in New York City with their two children in 1925 and 1930. Frank died in Kingston, Ontario on August 8th, 1955.

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