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Francis McLaughlin Larkin Rank: Lance Corporal Service No: F/40782 Regiment/Service: Cape Breton Highlanders, R.C.I.C   Date of Birth: July 30, 1920 Place of Birth: East Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: June 21, 1940 Place of Enlistment: Aldershot, NS Address At Enlistment: East Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 feet, 6 inches Weight: 138 lbs. Complexion: Medium Eyes: Blue Hair: Dark Brown Trade: Farmer Martial Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Mrs. Ella Larkin [Mother] East Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS   Lance Corporal Larkin was the son of Roger M. and Ella R. Larkin, of East Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia, Canada. He was the brother of Sidney Robert and Agnes Elizabeth. He completed grade XI at the age of 16 and left school to work on the farm.  In the two year before he enlisted he was working on a farm in Annapolis Co., NS. Lance Corporal Larkin served in Canada until June, 1940 and in the United Kingdom until October, 1943. He served in the Italian Campaign and was first wounded in action on May 4, 1944.  He returned to the field in September and was again wounded on September 9.  He died of wounds received in action September 10, 1944. Date of Death: September 10, 1944 Age at Death: 24 Cemetery: Gradara War Cemetery (Italy) Grave Reference: I, F, 12. The 70th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 359 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 1 Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada  
Francis McLaughlin Larkin