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SKUCE, F - Private

Private
FRANK (F) SKUCE

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    FRANK (F) SKUCE

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    FRANK (F) SKUCE
    23 May 1897
    2173584
    Private
    Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
    27th Battalion (City of Winnipeg), CEF
    4 November 1918
    Died from wounds (France)
    21 years
    POOLE CEMETERY
    10.
    World War I
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    4 November 1918 - POOLE CEMETERY | Age: 21 years
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  • Son of Richard and Annie Skuce, of Nesbitt, Manitoba. Frank died in Dorset England just a few days before the end of the war, having been evacuated there after sustaining serious wounds in France. He contracted influenza four days before his death, however the official cause of death states that he died from his wounds. He was the youngest child of Richard and Annie. Two of his brothers also served during the war. He is the only known Canadian serviceman buried in the Poole Cemetery. He is also remembered on his parent's headstone in Manitoba.


    On Sunday 4th November 2018, the 100th anniversary of his death, a service and commoration was held at Frank's grave. A member of the local Clergy in Poole conducted the service. A wreath was laid, the Canadian National Anthem was played, a bugler played "last post" and two standards of the Royal Tank Regiment Association were lowered in salute. The service was organized by the Bournemouth, Poole & District Branch, Royal Tank Regiment Association. This was to ensure that this day did not pass unnoticed.

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  • Nesbitt soldier remembered 100 years after death


    The Brandon Sun

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  • Private
    SKUCE, FRANK
    4 November 1918
    Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)