Soldier Spotlight: Private Frank Tole

Image: A page from Frank’s military service file noting that he had gone missing in action and was presumed dead. (Library & Archives Canada)

Regimental Number: 101238
Rank: Private
Branch: 31st Battalion

Frank was born in Manchester, England on February 25, 1889. In 1914, he filed on a homestead at SE 14-71-10-W6. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in September of 1915. A year later, on September 27, 1916, Frank was found missing and presumed to have died. His body was found after the war and buried in the Serre Road Cemetery, Somme, France.

The Archives’ online Soldiers’ Memorial. Each week, our volunteers select a remarkable individual to showcase in this blog series. The Soldiers’ Memorial commemorates more than 1,100 WWI veterans and 2,300 WWII veterans from our region. Three dedicated volunteers have contributed over 1,200 hours to this project by researching and writing biographies. Our goal is to have all South Peace soldiers acknowledged for their service. If you know of someone who lived in the South Peace and should be listed on the Memorial, or would like to get involved by researching a local veteran, please contact the Archives.