Frank Hitchman

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
84th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
November 28th, 1916
Vimy Memorial - Pas de Calais, France
Commemorated at: 
Ancient Order of Foresters, Penmans Ltd. Honour Roll
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Address at enlistment: 
Paris, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
15 Tower Place, Tower Aston, Birmingham, England
Trade or calling: 
Penmans No. 1 Mill
Religious denominations: 
Church of England
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Killed in Action. 
Location of Unit at Time of Casualty: Trenches at Courcelette. 

BC December 15, 1917
Private Frank Hitchman who was reported "killed in action" on December 16th enlisted in the early part of the war in the 84th Battalion, and went across the water with the same. Later he was drafted into the 73rd Royal Highlanders, and went over to France in September. His brother, Albert was in the same battalion, and was assisting the machine gun when Frank was killed at his side. Both young men were natives of Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England, and boarded at Mrs. Arthur Barrowcliffe, in upper town at time of enlistment. Deceased was a member of the Congregation church and Men's Society, and played on the Y.M.C.A. basketball team. He was a general favorite among his acquaintances and highly esteemed.

Toronto Star – December 16, 1916

Pte. F. Hitchman Killed

Pte. Frank Hitchman, who is today reported killed in action, was living in Paris, Ontario, when he enlisted with the 84th Bn.  He received his military training in Brantford and for a few weeks before leaving Canada was at the Exhibition Camp.  He went to France with a draft after his unit was broken up in England.  He had been in the trenches since September.  His brother enlisted with the same platoon.  Their kin are in England.