Coates, Frank Maslin

Regimental Number: 811078
Rank: Private
Branch: 138th Battalion; 50th Battalion

Frank was born on March 10, 1896 in Cambus, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. In April 1915 he filed on a homestead at SE-28-71-8-W6. His brothers Percy and Tom had adjoining homesteads. Frank enlisted in December of 1915 and was wounded several times during his military service in France: a shrapnel wound in the face in April 1917, a gunshot wound to his left arm in August 1917, and gunshot wounds to his right thigh and right arm in October of 1917.

Sources: Buffalo Trails p. 261 (photo); Lake Saskatoon Reflections p. 254; Along the Wapiti p. 406