Lieutenant Colonel Milton Francis was promoted to commander of the 47th Battalion in the field at Vimy.  He had been a captain in the 96th Lake Superior Regiment,and a major when he left for the front.  Back in the Lakehead, he managed the Milton Francis Piano Company with stores in Port Arthur and Fort William.  He received the Distinguished Service Order in 1917.

Search the Soldiers’ Letters section for many of the letters he wrote home.

He is mentioned in the May 1917 and  June 1917 Timeline when he wrote to the Fort William City Council to send them a souvenir from the Front, a trench mortar captured from the Germans.

Read Francis’ military records through Library and Archives Canada.


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