Wilfrid McKendry signature

On this day in 1916, Wilfred McKendry signed up in Deseronto. He was born in Lennox and Addington County on September 8th, 1900 (registered as Wilfred Laurier McHenry), the son of Edward McHenry and Annie (née Howard). He claimed to have been born in 1898 when he signed up.

Wilfred joined the 155th Battalion with the regimental number 637051. He was five feet five and a half inches tall, with a fair complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. His service record shows that a medical board met at Kingston on August 17th, 1916 and determined that he was only 15 years old. They recommended he be discharged as under age; he left the service on August 23rd.

McKendry married Juanita Madeline Cole on July 5th, 1924 in Napanee (going by the name Stanley Wilfrid MacKendry). By 1940 the couple were in Detroit, Michigan with their two children. Stanley died in November 1965.

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