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Sapper Frank Lester Corning     Regiment: Canadian Railway Troops Battalion: 13th Battalion Regimental Number: 2503011   Date of Birth: September 14, 1886 Place of Birth: Yarmouth Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: October 11, 1917 Place of enlistment: Winnipeg, Manitoba Address at Enlistment: 409 Kennedy St., Winnipeg, Manitoba Age at Enlistment: 31 Height: 5 ft, 10 inches Trade: Engineer Next of Kin: Emma Corning (wife) Frank Corning left Yarmouth in 1904 and settled in western Canada.  He resigned his position of Superintendent of the Construction Department of the Winnipeg Street Railway Company to enlist.  He went overseas with the 13th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops.  His unit had the responsibility of laying railway track and operating trains transporting supplies and munitions from the rear areas to the front. The trains operated close to the front lines and were vulnerable to shell fire and attacks by German airmen.  Date of Death: March 28, 1918   Buried at: Barlin Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France Plot: II. E. 46.       Barlin is a village about 11 Kms south-west of Bethune. The extension contains 1,095 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 2 being unidentified. There are 63 French and 13 German burials including 2 unidentified. Commemorated on Page 389 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.
 Sapper Frank Lester Corning
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