Missing at Regina Trench

Frank Elvin of Guelph, Ontario, was not yet twenty years old when he went missing in action in the last stages of the Battle of the Somme in October 1916. The date on the card likely refers to the date that official notification reached his family.

"In loving memory of our dear son, Frank Bernard Elvin, killed in action on February 11th, 1917"

Elvin card.pdf (3.48 MB)
mourning card, 11.7cm x 7.9cm
Ley and Lois Smith War, Memory and Popular Culture Research Collection - The University of Western Ontario - London, Ontario
First World War