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Hasse, Pte. Frank Reginald, Wabamun, Alberta, originally of Heckmonwike, Yorkshire, England. Occupation: Farmer. Military Service: Reg. No. 432944, 49th Bn. Attestation Papers. Diary References: “Met [Frank W.] Hasse who is in 49th signallers. He used to stay at Bells,” 2:19 Feb ’16; “Tonight on Engineers again and [A.J.] Burt (42nd) “Bud” Wiser (58th) and one 116th man killed outright ... [F.R.] Hasse (49th) eardrum burst. 49th Transport officer will probably die of wounds,” 5:1 Sep ’17.
Additional Biographical Information:
Frank Reginald Hasse was a 24 year old immigrant farmer from Yorkshire, England, who enlisted at Wabamun, Alberta in January 1915. If the Bells were neighbours of the Whitings at Wolfe, Saskatchewan, Hasse may have worked as a farm labourer for them before getting a farm of his own.