Lukey, Frank

Regimental Number: 101352
Rank: Corporal
Branch: 49th Battalion

Frank was born in Folkstone, England on August 7, 1874. On December 12, 1910, he filed on land located at 32-71-6-W6 and 33-71-6-W6. Frank enlisted in the Canadian army in September of 1915. In February of 1917, he received a gunshot wound to his left thigh. In November or December of that year, he married Jessie Winifred Speirs, an Englishwoman. Frank was discharged on April 8, 1918, having been found medically unfit (there was something wrong with his heart). He returned to Grande Prairie after the war and his bride joined him shortly after. They lived in the area for nine years and then moved to Victoria. Frank died of heart problems caused by his military service on January 4, 1946 and was buried in Saanich.

Sources: Pioneers of the Peace p. 89-90;; BC Archives website