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  • Buried in Blighty Valley Cemetery.
Person Details
Radford, Nottingham.
Frank Lea was the son of Henry Lea and Mary Jane Walker who married at Nottingham in 1883. Their children included: Ada (b.1883), Thomas Henry (b.1886), Leonard (b.1889), Henry (b.1891), Elsie (b.1895) and Frank (b.1896). Henry Lea had previously been married to Elizabeth Simons [Radford registration district - 1879]. They had one child, Harriett Alice Lea (b.1880). Elizabeth Lea died aged 23 in 1882 prompting Henry Lea to marry Mary Jane Walker. The Lea family lived at 7 Regents Place, Bloomsgrove Street, Radford [C.1891]; 10 Althorp Street, Radford [C.1901]. In 1900 Henry Lea, an overlooker in a twist factory, died aged 44. So Mary Jane Lea listed herself as a widow, working as a charwoman, in the 1901 census. In 1902 she married John Elliott at Nottingham. In 1911 Mary Jane Elliott, her sons, Leonard and Frank Lea, can all be found living with her married daughter, Ada Eatherington and her husband Harry, at 4 George Yard, Trinity Square, Nottingham [C.1911]; where John Elliott might have been living is unclear. In Frank Lea’s Army papers his mother’s address is given as: 4 Glaskin Place, Denman Street, Radford [Army records/1915 & 1919]. She was to die at Nottingham in 1921 aged 66.
Coal miner-pony driver (Army Records 1915)
01 Jul 1916
185158 - CWGC Website
4 Glaskin Place, Denman Street, Radford, Nottingham.
8th (Service )Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
He enlisted at Nottingham on 6 September 1915; initially joined the 17th [Service] Bn. Sherwood Foresters [Service No.30798]; sent to France on 6 March 1916; transferred to 8th [Service] Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment [Service No.16656] on 9 May 1916; killed in action on the opening day of the Battle of the Somme; his body was buried at Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood, Somme, France.
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  • Buried in Blighty Valley Cemetery.
    Frank Lea - Buried in Blighty Valley Cemetery.