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Frank was born in 1896 in Arnold, the son of Joseph and Charlotte Martin. In the 1911 Census the family were living at Nottingham Road, Arnold. He is shown as single and a coal ganger, he had 10 siblings one of which his elder brother Fred who was also killed in the Great War. He was educated at Arnold British school and worked at Newstead Colliery
He was employed as a coal miner at Newstead Colliery
21 Mar 1918
780533 - CWGC Website
2/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He was called up as a territorial in 1914 enlisting at Kimberly, and he was living at Watford in Hertfordshire, he was married and was living there when the battalion was in training in the area in 1914/15.In 1916 while his battalion was in Ireland during the Irish rebellion he was wounded. After recovering he went with his battalion to France in 1917. It was on 2nd March 1918 he was reported missing while in action at Noreuil-Ervillers,France, he had in fact been taken prisoner by the Germans. While in captivity behind the German lines he was killed by concussion from an exploding shell.
His name is commemorated on the Arras memorial His older brother Fred also served and died during the 'Great War'
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