Joseph T. Crinnion (standing far right) is pictured above with his unit, the Brant Military Hospital Group, Canadian Army Medical Corp.
Joseph T. Crinnion, the son of Thomas J. Crinnion and Jennie Taylor was born November 25, 1890 in St. Louis, Missouri. He registered for the draft on June 5, 1917. He was found ineligible for military service following a physical examination by the draft board. He decided to join the Canadian Expeditionary Forces after failing the physical. Joseph was examined in St. Louis on Sept. 22, 1917 and enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corps on Oct 2, 1917 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was promoted to corporal on June 30, 1918 and to Staff Sergent on April 1, 1919. His unit, the Brant Military Hospital Group did not serve overseas. He was given an honorable discharge Oct. 16, 1919 by reason of demobilization. Joseph died June 2, 1956 in St. Louis. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photos and text contributed by grandnephew, Gene Beals of Collinsville, IL.)