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29 Jan 1889
He was the husband of Lily of 9 Aston Terrace Hyson Green Nottingham (RN & RM War Graves Roll). However at the time of the 1911 Census, when the couple had been married less than a year, they were living on Cantal Terrace Archer Street Hyson Green Nottingham.
In 1911 he was a lacehand threader (Levers Branch).
10 Aug 1918
3046687 - CWGC Website
Z/5372 (Dev)
Able Seaman
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Served in SS Tatarrax. SS TATARRAX was a British tanker 6,216 tons, built by Scotts’ Shipbuilding & Engineering co Ltd Greenock in 1914 and owned at time of her loss by Standard Transportation Co Ltd Hong Kong. She was sunk by UC-34 (Hans Schuler) off Rosetta on 10 August while on passage from Port Said via Alexandria to France with a cargo of spirit. 61 of her crew were lost. (www.wrecksite.eu/wreck) Saxton's body was never recovered and he is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged), 15 August 1918: 'SAXTON on August 15th at sea, AB Gunner Frank, husband of Lily Saxton, John Street, New Basford, son in law of JE and the late MA Gibbons.. Also in action with the Robin Hoods 1915.' Research Rachel Farrand
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