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Frank was born in 1893 in Nottingham and was the youngest son of Samuel a brewery drayman and Catherine Pulfree née Rippin who lived at 3 Carnarvon Street Nottingham. His father Smuel was born in 1850 in Barkstone, Leicestershire, his mother Catherine Rippin was born in 1861 in Rauceby, Lincolnshire, they were married in 1882 their marriage being recorded in the Sleaford Registration area, they went on to have 6 children , sadly one of which died in infancy, their surviving children were all born in Nottingham and were: William b1884,John Ernest b1886, Kate b1887, Arthur Rippin b1892 and Frank b1893. In the 1911 census the family are living at 3 Carnarvon Street, Nottingham and are shown as Samuel 61 yrs a brewery drayman , he is living with his wife Catherine 50 yrs and their children William 27 yrs a fitter, Ernest 25 yrs a furniture remover, Kate 24 yrs Arthur Rippin 19 yrs a confectioner and Frank 18 yrs a colliery.
He was a miner in 1911.
26 Apr 1915
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1st Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers
Private Frank Pulfree, enlisted in Nottingham, he served with the 1st Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers. He landed in Egypt on 16th November 1914. He later landed in the Dardenelles and was killed in action at Gallipoli on 26th April 1915. On this date fierce fighting took place, of attack and counter-attack, by time the battalion was withdrawn back aboard ship at the end of the day, 296 officers and other ranks had been killed, wounded or were missing since the landing the previous day. He has no known grave, his name is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli.
His elder brother Ernest enlisted on 9th December 1915 at Nottingham , he served with the Royal Berkshire Regiment and later with the Labour Corps , he landed in France on 21st August 1916, he survived the war and was demobbed on 17th February 1920. Another brother Arthur Rippin Pulfree also served during the war, he served in the Royal Vetinary Corps, he also survived the war. An obituary was published on 8th September 1915 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “PULFREE. – Killed in action, April 26th, Pte. Frank Pulfree, 1st K.O.S.B., dearly beloved youngest son of the late Samuel and Mrs. Pulfree, 3, Carnavon-street, aged 22 years. – His sorrowing mother, sister, & brothers.” In memoriam published on 26th April 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “PULFREE. – In loving memory of Private Frank Pulfree, K.O.S.B., killed in action April 26th, 1915. Until we meet. – From his loving mother, sister, and brothers.” Above notices are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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