Private Frank Leo Edward Bowen was born in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. on November 8th, 1894. He was one of the many Americans who volunteered to serve in Canadian military units before the United States entered the War.
On April 2nd, 1916 Frank enlisted at Kitchener in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 118th (North Waterloo County) Overseas Infantry Battalion, Regimental Number 751615. He lived on Herbert Street, Waterloo and worked as a jockey. He was Roman Catholic and identified as Caucasian.
On June 5, 1917, two months after the United States declared war on Germany and officially entered World War 1, Frank registered for the American Selective Service Draft at West Precinct, Highland Park, Jefferson County, Kentucky. At that time, he lived at Douglas Park Racetrack, Highland Park, where he worked as a groom.
His father, William T. Bowen, lived at 428 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Maryland.
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Bowen, Frank L.
He enlisted in Kitchener.