World War 1 (1914 - 1918)


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Frank (Francis) Wyllie

Service: Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force
Unit: 4th Battalion Canadian Infantry Regiment
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 406209

Frank, brother of William was born 26 May 1887 in Dennistoun Glasgow, son of Francis Wyllie and Annie Wyllie. Frank's father was born in 1853 in Maryculter, Aberdeenshire and came to Glasgow where he was employed as a grocer. He married Annie Livingston on 26 May 1871 in Kinning Park and they had seven children of whom Francis was the second son.

The family moved to Cathcart where Francis was a tea merchant. He died in 1899 and the family moved to Eaglesham Road, Newton Mearns where Frank's mother was employed as a nurse. At the time of Frank's death, they lived at 2 Ashview Terrace, Newton Mearns. Frank emigrated to St John's, New Brunswick, Canada in 1911. He sailed from Glasgow on 1 April on the SS Saturnalia and his employment stated on the ship passenger list is labourer. He enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force at Hamilton Ontario on 20 April 1915 and his employment is listed as a carpenter.

Frank was killed in France on 10 April 1917, aged 30 and is buried in Carre British Cemetery, Thelus, Pas-de-Calais, France - Grave reference ll. E. 10.

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