Francis Wyllie


Service: Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force Unit: 4th Battalion Canadian Infantry Regiment

Rank: Lance Corporal  

Service Number: 406209

Frank, brother of William, was born 26th May 1887 in Dennistoun Glasgow, son of Mr Francis Wyllie and Mrs 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 26th May 1871 in Kinning Park and they had seven children of whom Francis was the second son. The family moved to Cathcart where Frank’s father 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 1st 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 20th April 1915 and his employment is listed as a carpenter. He 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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