Frank Laflin1

M, #1309, b. 8 May 1888, d. 26 Aug 1918
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Research Note

     I am unable to find any medal awards for Frank. If you have any information, I would appreciate hearing from you. Suzie.
FatherHarry Laflin1 b. between 6 Apr 1851 and 4 Apr 1853, d. before 21 May 1913
MotherSusan Gage1 b. between 6 Apr 1851 and 4 Apr 1853
     Frank was a member of; the Church Choir.2 He was born on 8 May 1888 in Stoke, Suffolk, England.3 He was the son of Harry Laflin and Susan Gage.1 His birth was registered in the Jun 1888 quarter in the Sudbury registration district.4 Frank Laflin arrived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with his parents, Harry Laflin and Susan Gage, circa 1909.2 Frank Laflin was described as Height = 5ft 7inches, Complexion = Fair, Eyes = Blue, Hair = Light Brown, Chest Measurement = 39 inches plus expansion of 2 inches. Church of England on 15 Dec 1915.3 As of 17 Mar 1917, Frank Laflin lived at Milford, Surrey, England.5 He married Amy Fanny Rumsey, daughter of George Rumsey and Sarah Summers, on 17 Nov 1917 in St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, Suffolk, England.5 The marriage of Frank Laflin and Amy Fanny Rumsey was registered in the Dec 1917 quarter in the Bosmere registration district.6 The cause of death was given as "Killed in Action".

At about 5.45 o'clock on the afternoon of August 26th, 1918, while with his stretcher squad working near the R. A. P. of the 19th Battalion, off the Arras Cambrai road near Monchy-le-Preux, and while engaged in guiding walking wounded to the motor ambulance, a shell exploded a few yards from him, and he was almost immediately killed on 26 Aug 1918.7 Frank Laflin died on 26 Aug 1918 in Calais, Pas De Calais, France, at age 30; during WW1.1 He was buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in Windmill British Cemetery, Monchy-Le-Preux, Calais, Pas De Calais, France; II. C. 2.1

Family: Frank Laflin and Amy Fanny Rumsey

Census

DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
5 Apr 1891Harry LaflinFrank Laflin was listed as a member of the household of Harry Laflin in the 1891 census in Park Street, Stoke By Nayland, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Susan Gage, Rose Laflin, George Laflin and Peter Laflin.8
31 Mar 1901Harry LaflinFrank Laflin was listed as a member of the household of Harry Laflin in the 1901 census in Cherry Tree Green, Debenham, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Susan Gage, George Laflin and Peter Laflin.9
1 Jun 1911George LaflinFrank Laflin was listed as a member of the household of George Laflin in the 1911 census in 138 South York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Other people in the household include Mable Moore.10

Military History

Occupation

DateOccupation
15 Dec 1915Painter3
17 Mar 1917Soldier5
Last Edited=12 Feb 2016

Citations

  1. [S19] Website Commonwealth War Graves Commission (http://www.cwgc.org) "http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/29205/."
  2. [S436] Private papers of Peter & Janet Ellis, 1950 - 2013 (unknown repository, unknown repository reference) "unknown cd."
  3. [S552] Service Record of Frank Laflin, Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, WW1 (The National Archives, WO 363) "unknown cd."
  4. [S11] General Record Office Indexes to Births, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Jun 1888 Sudbury 4a 675."
  5. [S35] Microfilm of the Marriages of St. Mary Magdalene, Debenham, 1754 to 1899 (Suffolk Record Office, unknown film number).
  6. [S12] General Record Office Indexes to Marriages, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Dec 1917 Bosmere 4a 2067."
  7. [S554] Service Record of Frank Laflin, Canadian Army Medical Corps, 5th Field Ambulance, WW1 (The National Archives) "unknown cd."
  8. [S16] Online image of the 1891 Census for England & Wales (1891 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.com) "Class: RG12; Piece: 1440; Folio: 73; Page: 19; GSU roll: 6096550."
  9. [S3] Online image of the 1901 Census for England & Wales (1901 Census - England & Wales, http://www.ancestry.co.uk) "Class: RG13; Piece: 1768; Folio: 74; Page: 9."
  10. [S553] Online image of the 1911 Census - Canada for Canada (1911 Census - Canada, http://www.ancestry.ca) "Year: 1911; Census Place: Toronto, York South, Ontario; Page: 62; Family No: 666."
  11. [S120] Monumental inscription in the Church of (Churchyard of St. Mary Magdalene) "unknown cd."