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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at White House Cemetery, St Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
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Stalybridge, Lancashire
Frank Joseph Selby was born in 1896 at Staleybridge, Lancashire and was the son of Joseph a blacksmiths striker and Annie Elizabeth Selby, née Buckley of 32, Whitfield St, Newark. His father Joseph was born in 1869 at Markham and his mother Annie Elizabeth Buckley was born in 1868 at Staleybridge, they were married in 1891 at Dukenfield, Cheshire and went on to have the following children, William b1893 Staleybridge, Frank Joseph b1896 Staleybridge, Wilfred b1901 Newark and Dorothy b1901 Newark. In the 1911 census the family are living at 32 Whitfield Street, Newark and are shown as Joseph 42 yrs a blacksmiths striker, he is living with his wife Annie Elizabeth 43 yrs and their children, William 18 yrs a cutter, Frank Joseph 13 yrs an errand boy, Wilfred 10 yrs a scholar and Dorothy 4 yrs, also at the address at this time are two male adult boarders both of whom were also blacksmith strikers.
From leaving school to joining the colours, worked at Mr Whiles, 30 & 31 Stodman Street.
29 Sep 1917
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Private
2/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Frank Joseph Selby enlisted at Newark, he served with the 2/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment , he was attached to the 178th Light Trench Mortar Battery when he was killed in action on 29th September 1917, he is buried at White House Cemetery, St. Jean-les-Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Article published 10th October 1917 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of Joseph & Annie Elizabeth Selby, 32 Whitfield Street, Newark. Joined up in Feb. 1916 in the 2/8th Sherwood Foresters and took part in the street fighting in Dublin during the Irish Rebellion. Being one of the party that took the workhouse from the Sinn Feiners. After a short leave he went out to France and after taking part in a number of engagements was attached to the 178th Light Trench Mortar Battery as a gunner. With which he was serving up to the time of his death. From leaving school to joining the colours, worked at Mr Whiles, 30 & 31 Stodman Street.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at White House Cemetery, St Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium . Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Frank Joseph Selby - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at White House Cemetery, St Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium . Courtesy of Murray Biddle