Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Archibald Franklin McKinlay

In memory of
Archibald Franklin McKinlay
August 8, 1918

Military Service:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)
2nd Bn.

Additional Information:

Son of Margaret McKinlay, of Toronto, and Angus McKinlay.

Commemorated on Page 461 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Grave Reference:
IV. A. 2.
Hangard is a village in the Department of the Somme, 5 kilometres south of Villers-Bretonneux, in the valley of the Luce. HANGARD COMMUNAL CEMETERY is a little east of the village on the north side of the road to Demuin and the EXTENSION is on the west side of the Communal Cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Archibald Franklin McKinlay – Lieut. A. F. McKinlay while on leave in England, possibly in the summer of 1916/1917.  It is possible that the photograph was taken by his older brother, Major James Murray McKinlay, who had also enlisted in the Canadian Army, but fortunately survived the war to return home to his beloved country.
  • Group Photo – Sitting:  Capt. Hugh Smith, M.C.M.M.
Standing Left to Right: Lt. A.B. Herron; Lt. W.G. Franklin 2nd. O.C.;
Lt. J.H. Eastwood; Lt. H.M. Upton; P.J. Brown; W.B. Turnbull; Frank McKinlay.
  • Newspaper Clipping – Article
  • Letter, Page 1 – Letter of Condolence to Mrs. McKinlay (Frank's mother), side 1
  • Letter, Page 2 – Letter of Condolence to Mrs. McKinlay (Frank's mother), side 2
  • Letter, Page 3 – Letter of Condolence to Mrs. McKinlay (Frank's mother), side 3
  • Transcript – Transcription of Letter of Condolence to Mrs. McKinlay (Frank's mother)
  • Memorial – The Cenotaph at Memorial Park in St. Catharines, Ontario, was dedicated on August 7th, 1927 by the Prince of Wales (future King Edward VIII), and unveiled by Brigadier General W. B. M. King, C.M.G., D.S.O.  The names of St. Catharines men who died as a result of their service during World War I are listed on two bronze tablets located at City Hall.
  • Entrance – This picture is of the entrance to the small village of Hangard FRANCE.
  • Cemetery
  • Entrance – Entrance to the Hangard Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Roll of Honour – Hangard Cemetery record of the burial of Lieutenant A.F. McKinlay
  • Grave Marker – Tombstone of Lieutenant A.F. McKinlay
  • Grave Marker – Burial Site of A. F. McKinlay (middle)

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