1. Memorial:Lonsdale Cemetery Authuile
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.115
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour17D GQS

Awards & Titles:


Early Life :

Born in Kingston, Surrey

Education & Career :

Career Soldier

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 11th (Service) Battalion The Cheshire Regiment 

11th (Service) Battalion Formed at Chester on 17 September 1914 as part of K3 and attached to 75th Brigade, 25th Division. Moved to Codford St Mary and by November 1914 was in billets in Bournemouth. Moved to Aldershot in May 1915. 26 September 1915 : landed in France. 17 June 1918 : reduced to cadre strength and personnel transferred to 1/6th Bn. 23 June 1918 : cadre transferred to 39th Division. 3 August 1918 : disbanded in France.

Action : The Battles of the Somme 1916 

The Battle of the Somme 1st July - 18th November 1916 is inevitably characterised by the appalling casualties (60,000) on the first day, July 1st 1916. Having failed to break through the German lines in force, and also failed to maximise opportunities where success was achieved, the battle became a series of attritional assaults on well defended defence in depth. The battle continued officially until 18th November 1916 costing almost 500,000 British casualties. German casualties were about the same, and French about 200,000. The Somme could not be counted a success in terms of ground gained or the cost, but it had a strategic impact as it marked the start of the decline of the German Army. Never again would it be as effective whilst the British Army, learning from its experience eventually grew stronger to become a war winning army. The German High Command recognised that it could never again fight another Somme, a view that advanced the decision to invoke unrestricted submarine warfare in an attempt to starve Britain of food and material, and in doing so accelerated the United States declaration of war thus guaranteeing the eventual outcome. 287 Brethren were killed on the Somme in 1916.

Regimental No. 4890. Enlisted in Liverpool
In 1909 Frank was stationed in Wellington, Madras as a Colour Sergeant and remained a member until he died in 1916.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Anchor of Hope No. 1093 E.C.Madras

8th January 1909
2nd July 1909
24th September 1909

Initiated into the Anchor of Hope Lodge in 1909 where he was a Colour Sergeant residing at Wellington, Madras.

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