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Tilton on the Hill Leicestershire
Frank Conway Randall was born in 1891 at Tilton on the Hill, Leicestershire and was the son of Arthur a farmer and Emma Mary Randell née Oliver of Rundell's Lodge Scalford Leicestershire. His father was born in 1864 at Tilton and his mother Emma Mary Oliver was born in 1866 at Tilton, they were married on 17th January 1888 at Tilton, they went on to have six children all of whom were born at Tilton, they were Percy b1889, Arthur Oliver b1890, Frank Conway b1891, Alice b1894, Harry b1894, and Kathleen b1905 Scalford In the 1911 census the family are living at Mawbrook Farm, Scalford and are shown as Arthur 47 yrs a farmer, he is living with his wife Emma 45 yrs and their children, Percy 22 yrs a farmers son working on farm, Conway 19 yrs a farmers son working on farm, Alice farmers daughter working on the dairy, Henry 15 yrs a grocers assistant and Kathleen 6 yrs.
He was a baker employed in the bakery of Mr J.H. Kirkby, Southwell
16 Jul 1917
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Army Service Corps
Private Frank Conway Randall enlisted at Mansfield on 15th October 1915, he served with the Base Transport Company, Army Service Corps. He landed in Egypt on 4th November 1915 and died on 16th July 1917 in Mesopotamia, his name is buried in the Basra war Cemetery, Iraq grave reference IV.F.9
Article published 4th August 1917 in the Newark Herald :- Enlisted in the Army Service Corps on Oct. 15th, 1915 with Ptes. L.L.B. Martin and W.H. Shelbourne, all of whom were engaged in the bakery of Mr J.H. Kirkby, Southwell. Pte Randall was sent to Mesopotamia and died on a small island in the Persian Gulf on July 14th (sic) A member of the local Baptist Church, Sunday School and Band of Hope. On Friday August 3rd 1917 The Melton Mowbray Times & Vale of Belvoir Gazette published the following article under the heading. “LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS” – SCALFORD. DEATH OF A SOLDIER.- It is with great regret we have to record the death of another Scalford boy. On Thursday Mr A. Randell, of Mawbrook Farm, received a notice from the War Office that his son Conway had died from heat apoplexy at Basrah, in the Persian Gulf. Deceased, who was in the A.S.C., was 25 years of age and followed his trade as a baker. He was apprenticed with Mr Dyson, late of King Street, Melton Mowbray. Only a few weeks before his parents received a very cheerful letter from him. Much sympathy is expressed for his bereaved parents and brothers and sisters. Another son of Mr Randell’s has been with the Expeditionary Force in France for some time. In the same issue the following further article was published under the heading. “BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS” – DEATHS. RANDELL.- Died from the effects of heat, at Basra, Persian Gulf, July 16th 1917. Frank Conway Randell, A.S.C., aged 25, third and dearly loved son of Mr and Mrs A. Randell, Mawbrook Farm, Scalford. Also published in the same issue, under the heading, THANKS. Mr and Mrs Randell and family wish to thank the many kind friends for their tokens of sympathy in their sad loss. Mawbrook Farm, July 31st. On Friday August 10th 1917 The Melton Mowbray Times & Vale of Belvoir Gazette published the following article under the heading. “LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS” – SCALFORD. MEMORIAL SERVICE.- A service was held in the Wesleyan Chapel on Sunday evening in memory of George Shelton and Conway Randell, who have died in the service of their country, the former being killed by a shell, and the latter from the effect of the heat at the Persian Gulf. It was conducted by the Rev. W. Hoad. Above items are courtesy of Leicestershire War Memorial Project. He is also commemorated on ST. EGLWIN'S Churchyard Memorial , Scalford , Leicesterhsire and Scalford Methodist Chapel, Leicestershire
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