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Laughland, Frank, Hartney, Manitoba, Class of ’18 (B.S.A.), B.S.A. (1921). Graduation delayed due to WWI. Farmer and student in agriculture. Military Service: Sergeant, Reg. No. 910018, Attestation Papers. Diary Reference: “Campaign meeting tonight. [Roy A.] Arnott vs. [F.] Laughland for President of our year,” 1:7 Jan ’15.
Additional Biographical Information:
Undergraduate, Frank Laughland, 910018, 196th Univ. Batt.
University of Manitoba, Archives and Special Collections, Managra, v. XI, No. 1 (Nov. 1917), 8.
The College is indeed united in extending a hearty welcome to Sergeant Frank Laughland and Pte. Tingly [Tingley]. The above men enlisted and went over with the M.A.C. platoon. Frank was very popular on account of his cheerful grousing, while Tingly won respect by the steady unreserved manner in which he performed his duty. Every one is looking forward to their return to the Institution.
University of Manitoba, Archives and Special Collections, Managra, v. XII, No. 1 (Jan. 1919), 12.
F. Laughlin [sic], remembered especially by the ’18 class, was another of the boys who has returned and found all roads leading to our Old Boys’ Reunion. We remember him in the old days, because of his genial disposition. Many times have some of us been impelled to arouse ourselves only to find that we were too late and Frank had the laugh on us once again. He was a general favourite amongst the East Wingers as well and now that he has come back to us we are noticing the same thing again. Frank went overseas with the 196th and before returning this summer he had been promoted to the rank of sergeant. He was among the few lucky ones who came back to take advantage of a veterinary course at Toronto. However, the east or something didn’t appeal to him and after his discharge he has returned to his home at Hartney. We all enjoyed him at the reunion and like a good many of the other chaps he says he is coming back next winter to continue his studies.
University of Manitoba, Archives and Special Collections, Managra, v. XII, No. 2 (Feb. 1919), 27.
Laughland, Frank, Agric. ’18; BSA 1921; Enlisted 25-2-16; Pte. 196th Bn.; Transferred to Motor M.G. Batty.; Sgt.; Service in France April 1917 to Aug 1918; discharged Toronto 18-12-18.
University of Manitoba, Roll of Honour 1914-1918 (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, 1923), 76.