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Frank Beecher Doran

In memory of:

Lieutenant Frank Beecher Doran

August 13, 1917

Military Service


Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Flying Corps

Division:

20th Bn

Additional Information


Born:

June 14, 1894
Iroquois, Ontario

Enlistment:

March 28, 1916
Kingston, Ontario

Son of John and Annie Doran, of Iroquois, Ontario; husband of Mary Frances Caldwell McColl (formerly Doran), of 19, Dunstan Apartments, Stoney Plain Rd., Edmonton, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 229 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IV. E. 27.

Location:

MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY is located 17 Km north west of Ieper town centre on the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge and on to Oostcappel. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching the ring road of Poperinge R33 Europalaan, the left hand clockwise route circles the town of Poperinge and rejoins the N308 towards Oost Cappel. 6.5 Km after joining the N308 lies the village of Proven. The MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY is located 500 metres beyond the village of Proven on the left hand side of the road (which at this point is called Roesbruggestraat). Visitors to this site should note a 200 metre gravelled access road to this site which is suitable for small vehicles.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Frank Beecher Doran
  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Don to Drzewiecki. Microform Sequence 29; Volume Number 31829_B016738. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 173. Page 243 of 1076.
  • Roll of Honour– "This Roll of Honour has been prepared as a permanent tribute to those men of the teaching profession in Ontario, who enlisted in connection with the Great War."  Source:  The Roll of Honour of the Ontario Teachers Who Served in the Great War 1914-1918 (The Ryerson Press: Toronto, 1922).   The 1914-1918 Roll of Service for Ontario Teachers contains 851 names.  101 died as a result of their military service.  The information on this Honour Roll may differ from other sources as it was compiled by the Department of Education in Toronto, Ontario, from "...varied and numerous sources, that mistakes are inevitable."
  • Memorial– British War Medal and Victory Medal to Lieut. F.B.Moran. Moran had been a subaltern with the 20th Can Inf, before transferring to the RFC. He became an Observer, flying in the ungainly RE-8. He and his pilot, 2Lt Frank Warren Curtis, another Canadian,  were shot down and killed. They lie side by side in Mendingham Military Cemetery.

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