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Normanton,Derbyshire
Frank was born in 1880 in Normanton, in Derbyshire he married his wife Sarah Ann Fidler at North Wingfield parish Church on 25th December 1889 and they had 3 children Wilfred born 1894,Harryborn 1896 and May born 1897 and lived at Edward Cottages,Redhill Lane,Arnold.In the 1911 census we find Frank and his family living at Kelks Yard,Front Street,Arnold he is 43 years of age and a coal miner - hewer
He was employed as a coal miner
12 Aug 1916
798495 - CWGC Website
25658
Edwards Cottages,Redhill,Arnold
Private
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He attested at Nottingham on 14th September 1914, where stated that he was 34 yrs and 45 days old, and lived at Edwards Cottages, Redhill, Arnold and had been born in Normanton. He was a coal miner. He enlisted into the 12th battalion Sherwood Foresters at Nottingham, however he was discharged on 16th November 1914 as medically unfit and not likely to become an efficient soldier (Kings Regulation 392) . It would appear he re enlisted when, in March 1915, he signed on for the duration of the war. He was originally posted to the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion based at Sunderland but on the 25th June 1915, he was posted to the 18th (Bantam) Battalion at Aldershot. However, Frank was to be posted again, this time to the 10th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters at Winchester, He went to France with them landing at Calais on the 14th July 1915. On the 7th August 1916, they moved into positions in Delville Wood, moving to new trenches on the night of the 9th near Montauban and while in this area Frank was killed in action.
His name is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial on the Somme
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