Francis Gerard Kane

No. 16517 Francis Gerard Kane

Francis G. Kane of Dorchester was killed in action on April 12, 1918 at Apremont, in the battle of Bois Brule. He was 23 years old. He was a member of the 26th ‘Yankee’ Division, 52nd Brigade,104th Infantry.  In 1920, the Boston City Council named the intersection of Bowdoin Street and Winter Street after Frank Kane.

Francis Gerard Kane was born on January 21, 1895 to Robert Kane and Mary G. Jordan, the second of three children, between his older brother Joseph R. and his sister Mary.   By 1910 the family lived at 1B Puritan Avenue, in the Mt. Bowdoin neighborhood of Dorchester.  Robert Kane was a newspaper compositor.   When Francis registered for the draft on January 5, 1917, he was employed as a Clerk at the American Agricultural Chemical Company on State Street.

The American legion’s Francis G. Kane Post #60 was named in his memory.



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April 5, 2022

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