Full name: Francis Bernard "Frank" Courtney
Born: July 13, 1906 in Reading, Reading, Great Britain
Died: August 28, 1944 in Basse-Normandie, Unknown, France
Affiliations: Mic Mac AAC, Dartmouth (CAN)
Frank Courtney was born in England but moved to Halifax, Canada at the age of two following the death of his father. He joined the Jubilee Amateur Rowing Club in his youth and, by the time of the 1932 Summer Olympics, he was competing out of the Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club. He attended those Games and, alongside Fraser Herman, Russell Gammon, and Henry Pelham, competed in the coxless fours event, but failed to advance to the finals. Outside of sports he was an inspector for the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission and a captain with the Princess Louise Fusiliers of the Non-Permanent Active Militia. When World War II broke out, he was transferred to the West Nova Scotia Regiment, promoted to the rank of Major, and sent overseas, earning commendations for bravery before being killed in France in August of 1944.
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