Spicer, Frank Caple Sr.

Regimental Number: 911414
Rank: Private
Branch: 196th Battalion

Frank was born in Devon, England on June 23, 1863 (he stated 1868 on his attestation paper, though medical staff noted that he looked older). He married Margaret Walder in 1885, and in 1901 they came to Canada with their four children. At the time of his enlistment in 1916, Frank and his family were living in Edmonton where they owned a bakery. On October 18, 1916, Frank was discharged from the army, having been found medically unfit (he was overage and had flat feet). In 1919, the bakery was sold to McGavin’s and the Spicers moved to Grande Prairie. Frank died on March 26, 1956.

Sources: surname file; newspaper clippings