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Private Franklin Oskar Thorsteinson



Date of birth: 1894-11-14
Place of birth: Gimli Manitoba Canada
Next of kin: Father - Gudni Thorsteinson, Gimli MB, Mother - Vilborg Arnardottir, 505 Beverley St., Winnipeg MB
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Bank Clerk
Address: Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Religion: Lutheran
Date of death: 1918-03-14
Cause of death: Died of wounds


Regimental number: 252283
Highest Rank: Private (10th Battalion)
Rank detail
  1. Private, 10th Battalion, Infantry (Army). 1917-04-21 to 1918-03-14
  2. Private (Army). 1916-11-05 to 1917-04-21
  3. Private (Army). 1916-03-01 to 1916-11-05
Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: no
Battle wounded/killed: Trench raid night of March 12/13, 1918, near Lens, France
Commemoration location: Royal Bank of Canada Roll of Honour, Montreal, Quebec


Frank Thorsteinson
Frank Thorsteinson


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CWGC ID: 470598
LAC ID: 275424
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B9681-S042
Uploader's Notes:

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.

Uploader's Research notes:

Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial

[Private Army Canadian Infantry 209th Battalion B Company Enlisted at Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Trained at Camp Hughes, Manitoba during the summer of 1916. Went overseas with the 209th Bn aboard the SS Caronia on October 31, 1916 Private Army Canadian Infantry 9th Reserve Battalion B Company 209th Bn was absorbed by the 9th Reserve Bn Private Army Canadian Infantry 10th Battalion D Company Reported to 10th Bn in the field on April 28, 1917. Wounded by gas during a trench raid March 12/13, 1918. DOW at 1745, March 14, 1918 at 1st Casualty Clearing Station, Barlin. ]


Date added: 2004-09-04
Last modified: 2015-01-03