Fonds 88-026 - Francis Frape fonds

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Francis Frape fonds

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    • ca. 1918-1959 (Creation)
      Frape, Francis

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    32 cm of textual records

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    Francis Frape was born December 10, 1898 in Kingston, Ontario. He was the son of May Ryan and Arthur Ernest Frape and had at least one brother, two years younger than her, also named Arther Ernest. Both Francis and his brother enlisted into the Canadian military during World War I. Francis served as a sergeant in both France and north Russia for the 16th Brigade when he was 20 years of age. His enlistment and involvement in WWI began a life long carrier within the Canadian military where he engaged in continuous military training. He was decorated with Distinguished Conduct Medal in 1919. In 1922 he married Lillian Mabel Robson (born December 2, 1903.) They had at least one child named Francis (Frank) Frape. In 1928 he was promoted to be Warrant Officer Class II and Company Sergeant Major Instructor in Kingston. In 1938 Francis was appointed to be Camp Sergeant-Major for the Cannaught Camp in Ontario and in the following year was awarded The Canadian Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct. By the end of his military carrier he reach the rank of Captain. In 1982 Lillian and Frank celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

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    This fonds was created by and in the custody of Francis Frape until it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

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    This fonds consists of records and photographs concerning the military career of Francis Frape of Peterborough, Ontario.

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    This fonds was donated by Frank Frape.


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        Box 1


        1. Military documents, 1918-1919

        2. Military documents, 1922-1928

        3. Military documents, 1931-1939

        4. Military documents, 1940-1949

        5. Military documents, 1950-1959

        6. Personal papers

        7. Arthur Frape papers

        8. Miscellaneous papers, journals, etc.

        9. Photographs: military subject matter [large]
        1 - Officers, 1st Bri. Princess of Wales Own Regiment (M.G.) C.A. (A.) [Most killed at Hong Kong].
        2 - Group of officers and men, unidentified.
        3 - F.J. Frape at wheel of jeep with unidentified officers.
        4 - Capt. C.C. Cole at wheel of jeep with machine gun mounted.
        5 - Capt. Frape's suggested machine gun carrier in snow.
        6 - Defence Minister Ralston inspects jeep.
        7 - Frape with model of 3.7 anti-aircraft gun that C.G.E. made.
        8 - Trent camp, unidentified.
        9 - 1sr reunion O.T.C., Brockville, Sept.1948.
        10 - World War 1 veterans in Peterborough

        10. Photographs: military subject matter [small]
        1 to 6 - Quelling miner's revolt at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.
        7 - Guard of honour, opening of Parliament, 1921.
        8 & 9 - Canadian Small Arms School, Rockcliffe, graduating classes, 1922 & 1923.
        10 - Group photo, 8 people including Frape taken at Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1922.

        1. Group photo, 8 men, unidentified

        2. Peterborough, Frape, Hope and Constable

        3. Peterborough, bayonet practice

        4. Peterborough, rifle drill

        5. Peterborough, rifle drill

        6. Peterborough, bell tent inspection

        7. Gas mask drill

        8. Large group, unidentified

        Note: all subsequent photos are thought to be at Belleville, Ontario

        1. Vickers water-cooled 303 machine gun mounted on jeep.

        2. Same equipment: Lieut. Ready, Capt. Moore firing and infantry officer.

        3. Same equipment, Capt. Moore firing

        4. 40 mm anti-tank gun with 2 men.

        5. Machine gun crew with weapon

        6. Machine gun crew manning weapon

        7. Machine gun crew

        26 and 27. Group of men in summer rig with machine guns.

        1. Peterborough men with machine guns.

        2. Peterborough men

        30 and 31. Stripping and cleaning Vickers machine gun.

        1. Blanket-tossing a new sergeant.

        2. Inspection in winter gear.

        3. Four men with skiis.

        4. Four men with skiis.

        5. Squad or platoon with machine gun 1942.

        6. Squad or platoon with machine gun 1942.

        7. Squad or platoon with machine gun 1942.

        8. Capt. Francis James Frape in summer rig.

        9. Unidentified R.S.M. in summer rig.

        10. Squad or platoon in summer rig

        11. War Bond Drive - soldiers dressed as Germans.

        12. Mock attack, 1943, Naval troop leading attack.

        13. Mock attack, 1943, army troops and smoke screen.

        14. Assault course- leap into pit

        15. Assault course- scaling

        16. M/c gun wing begins 10 mile march.

        17. RSM Griffin and CSM Burrows

        18. Office: Miss White, CSM Burrows and Faughnan.

        19. Office: CSM Burrows at desk.

        20. In battle dress: Lt. Frape and Lt. Green.

        21. Lt. and Mrs. Frape; Lt. and Mrs. Foster.

        22. Building of drill hall (winter)

        23. Squad of men (winter)

        24. Squad of men (winter)

        25. Squad of Men (winter)

        26. Lt. Frape and Peterborough men (winter)

        27. Unidentified soldier, winter

        28. Inspection of company, winter

        29. Graduation exercises, May 9, 1942

        30. Graduation exercises, May 9, 1942

        31. Squad, July 1942.

        32. Peterborough men, August 1942.

        33. Graduation June 6th, 1942.

        65 to 69. Graduation June 6th, 1942.

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