McGirr, Frank

  • Township: East Nissouri
  • Branch: 1st Depot Battalion
  • Regiment number: 3136945
  • Date of birth: September 1, 1896
  • Where born: Medina, East Nissouri Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of death: February 6, 1962
  • Burial location: Blackwell Cemetery, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
  • Wars Served: World War I
  • Years of service: May 1918 -
  • Country enlisted with: Canada

Biography

Frank McGirr was the son of William and Fanny (nee Oliver) McGirr  of Lot 27 Concession 10 East Nissouri Township.  Frank was drafted in May 1918 to the 1st Depot Battalion in London.  On May 20, 1924 he married Myrtle Morean McArthur and together they raised two daughters Helen and Margaret and a son Robert.  Frank pursued a career in policing and joined the Sarnia Police Force.  In 1942 Detective Frank McGirr was awarded The King's Police Medal (a medal initiated by King Edward VII in 1909 to honour outstanding policemen and firemen).  This was awarded to Frank in recognition of the role he played in capturing the infamous criminal Red Ryan during a robbery in Sarnia, Ontario. 

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