Fanning, Stephen Alexander: Service no. 138573


Digitized Service Record

Source: September 1916 K.I.A.




Pte. Stephen Fanning, 883 Queen west, reported missing since the Somme offensive on Sept. 15, is now reported to have been killed in action on that date. Mrs. Agnes Lamb, an aunt, received word from Ottawa on Friday, stating that her nephew ha now been reported killed in action. Pte. Fanning left Toronto with a battalion about a year ago, and was drafted into a London Battalion of the second division. Pte. Fanning lived in Toronto three years prior to enlisting, coming to Canada from the United States.

Source: Toronto Star – March 5th, 1917 via CVWM

1567816_1PTE. STEPHEN FANNING missing, is an Irishman, who enlisted with the 75th Battalion as a recruit from the 9th Mississauga Horse. He was 42 years old, and his aunt, Alice Lamb, formerly of 883 Queen street west.

“Previously reported missing, now killed in action.”

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