Dana, Frank

Regimental Number: 435697
Rank: Private
Branch: 50th Battalion

Frank was born in Beaford, England on June 27, 1887. It is unknown when he came to Canada, but he enlisted in Calgary in September of 1915. In February of 1917, Frank suffered from slight gunshot wounds to his chest. He received shrapnel wounds from a high explosive shell on November 1, 1918; this resulted in a fractured skull, defective vision in his right eye, and headaches. Frank was operated on on November 2, 1918; a piece of shrapnel and two small pieces of bone were removed (a skull x-ray is available on page 61 of Frank’s service file). He was awarded the Military Medal in August of 1919. In 1919, Frank filed on a homestead at SW 20-78-20-W5.