Private Frank Michon, 52nd Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force, from Fort William First Nation, Ontario. Photo Credit: Library & Archives Canada/Thunder Bay Military Museum.

Private Frank Michon of the Fort William band joined the 52nd Battalion at Port Arthur, Ontario. When the battalion left Port Arthur for overseas in November 1915 some two hundred men were left behind. Pte Michon was to have been one of these men but he packed up his kit and got aboard the train with the others. At St. John’s the extra man was discovered and Colonel Hay (Commanding Office of the 52nd Battalion) decided to keep him. Frank was twice wounded. He was taken prisoner by the Germans but managed to escape after being held for three months. He successfully made his way through Germany and safely crossed the front.

Read Private Michon’s military records through Library and Archives Canada.