CEF Soldier Detail

Private Franklin Oskar Thorsteinson
Died: March 14, 1918

Regimental Number:
252283
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
10th Battalion
Company:
D Company
Place of Birth:
Gimli, Manitoba
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Father - Gudni Thorsteinson, Gimli MB, Mother - Vilborg Arnardottir, 505 Beverley St., Winnipeg MB
Address at Enlistment:
Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Date of Birth:
November 14, 1894
Trade or Calling:
Bank Clerk
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Date of Enlistment:
March 1, 1916
Age at enlistment:
21
Height:
5 Feet 5 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Lutheran
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Battle Died/Wounded:
Trench raid night of March 12/13, 1918, near Lens, France
Date of Death:
March 14, 1918
Age at Death:
23
Buried at:
Barlin Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Plot:
II. E. 28.
Commemorated:
Royal Bank of Canada Roll of Honour, Montreal, Quebec
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 9681-42
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 10th Battalion D Company
Private Canadian Infantry 9th Reserve Battalion B Company
Private Canadian Infantry 209th Battalion B Company
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Frank Thorsteinson

Brother of WP Thorsteinson 294129.  Brother in law of GJ Breckman 721993.  Friend and hockey teammate of GE Cumbers 2125291.  Cumbers and Thorsteinson were the two members of the Winnipeg Falcons Hockey team who died in action during the war.  One of only three 10th Bn fatalities due to gas during the Great War (one of two on March 14, 1918; see also J Reynolds 252704).

Featured on the Historica Canada Heritage Minute about the Winnipeg Falcons, released in November 2014.  Also the subject of a CBC TV news feature by reporter Reg Sherren (see also Nelson Sherren, 2458) broadcast on November 11 and December 25, 2014.