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.

McKendry survived the war and 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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