1. Memorial:Tyne Cot MemorialI. D. 8.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.131

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Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 5/Dorset Regiment 

5th (Service) Battalion Formed at Dorchester in August 1914 as part of K1 and moved to Belton Park (Grantham), initially attached as Army Troops to 11th (Northern) Division. 8 January 1915 : transferred to 34th Brigade in same Division. Sailed from Liverpool on 3 July 1915, going via Mudros to land at Suvla Bay on 6 August 1915. 16 December 1915 : evacuated from gallipoli and went to Egypt via Mudros. Moved to France, arriving Marseilles 9 July 1916.

Action : The Battles of Ypres 1917 (Third Ypres, or Passchendaele) 

31 July - 10 November 1917. By the summer of 1917 the British Army was able for the first time to fight on its chosen ground on its terms. Having secured the southern ridges of Ypres at Messines in June, the main attack started on 31st July 1917 accompanied by what seemed like incessant heavy rain, which coupled with the artillery barrages conspired to turn much of the battlefield into a bog. Initial failure prompted changes in the high command and a strategy evolved to take the ring of ridges running across the Ypres salient in a series of 'bite and hold' operations, finally culminating in the capture of the most easterly ridge on which sat the infamous village of Passchendaele. The Official History carries the footnote ?The clerk power to investigate the exact losses was not available? but estimates of British casualties range from the official figure of 244,000 to almost 400,000. Within five months the Germans pushed the British back to the starting line, which was where they had been since May 1915.

Detail :

19873 Private Frank Dawson Onslow, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Formerly 147057, Royal Army Service Corps

Probate ONSLOW Frank Dawson of 135 Luton-road Luton Chatham private Dorsetshire regiment died 17 August 1917 in France Probate London 19 July George Edmonds Onslow butcher. Effects £133 1s. 5d.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Gundulph No. 1050 E.C.East Kent

14th January 1915
1st March 1915
3rd May 1915

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