Thursday, 19 May 2016

Frank Steeples 1891 - 1916

                                                                         Photo Barnsley Independent 2 Sep. 1916
                                                                                 Thanks to Barnsley Archives

Born: 31 March 1891 in Barnsley and baptised in Heanor Derbyshire

Son of: Alfred Steeples assistant schoolmaster 42 Dodworth Road who married Lucy Lomax schoolmistress at St Georges Church on 14 February 1889
Position in family: The first of 2 children
1.Frank born about 1890 WW1 KILLED
2.Hilda born about 1893

Home address, age and occupation:
1891: 42 Dodworth Road aged  1
1901: 42 Dodworth Road aged 11
1911: Serving in Royal Navy 1908 - 1912
1915: Address unknown at enlistment

Frank was unmarried

Military Service:
Enlisted: 1 February 1915 Liverpool New South Wales Australia aged 24
Regiment and Battalion: Australian Infantry 19th Battalion
Service number and rank: 331 Private
Awards: 14/15 Star, British and Victory Medals

Personal information:
Height: 5ft 3ins. weight: 122lbs. chest 32-34 ins.
Complexion - fresh, eyes - brown, hair - light brown

Death: 30 July 1916 aged 26

CWGC Remembered: Villers-Brettoneux Memorial

Dodworth War Memorial, Silkstone War Memorial, St Georges Memorial Plaque

Frank had previously served in the Royal Navy from 25 August 1908 to 6 June 1912
His first ship was Ganges 11 and his last ship Shearwater.

Further information about this man is available on request

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