Reynolds, Franklin James

Regimental Number: 101214
Rank: Private
Branch: 49th Battalion

Frank was born in Princeton, Illinois on June 20, 1892. In 1913 he came to the Beaverlodge area and filed on land at NW 3-72-10-W6 (after the war he also filed on SE 9-73-10-W6). Frank enlisted in the Canadian Army in September of 1915. He received gunshot wounds to his right thigh on October 9, 1916. Frank was with Chip Kerr in the engagement where Chip was awarded the Victoria Cross; he may have been one of the men who helped Chip escort the prisoners behind lines. After the war Frank returned to Beaverlodge and continued farming. He married Alma Pack in May of 1921; in 1923 they left for Oklahoma with their two young sons.

Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 226; May 17, 1921 p. 1 c. 4; Jan. 14, 1919 p. 1 c. 1