Photo from the Project of 1° Institute “ M. BARTOLO “ Pachino (Sicily) Name: TRIST, FRANK DREW Nationality: Canadian Rank: Gunner Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery Unit Text: 2 Medium Regt. Date of Death: 29/05/1944 Service No: H/76125 Grave/Memorial Reference: V. E. 2. Cemetery: CASSINO WAR CEMETERY Photos from the Veterans Affairs of Canada website Born: January 1, 1923 Death: Spring, 1944 in Italy Frank Drew Trist was born to Richard and Maggie Trist in Dryden. Raised in Dryden, he attended both elementary and high school. He enlisted at Port Arthur in 1941 and went overseas in 1942. He was killed in active duty in Italy in the spring of 1944. Along with Frank was his older brother Barney who also saw active duty as an airplane mechanic with the R.C.A.F. Frank's father, Richard Trist, owned and operated a livery stable (a feed and water station for horses) near the present day theater on Queen Street. Lloyd O'Doud (a long time Dryden resident and World War II veteran) meet Frank when his father would leave their horses for the day at the Trist Livery stable. Lloyd recalls the day that Frank was killed in Italy. Frank drove his Brengun carrier to the top of a hill where he was overlooking German military movements. Frank would radio a set of coordinates to the artillery units who would then direct their guns to fire on the enemy. Soon however, the Germans located Frank's position and fired upon him and he was killed. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.