Date of birth: 1889
Parents: Alfred Henry and Annie Masters
Address: Canalside, Birmingham Road
Occupation: Musician - Drummer
Frank was born in Budbrooke, Warwick in 1889. He was the youngest son of eight children. He had two brothers Alfred and Frederick. three older sisters Alice, May and Annie and two younger sisters Nellie and Millicent.
Frank’s father Alfred was a carpenter who died in 1900 at the age of 49. In 1901 Annie, now a widow, was living with four of her children including Frank, aged 12, at 25 North Rock, Saltisford. By 1911 Frank had joined the Royal Warwickshire Regiment as a drummer and was stationed at the Budbrooke Barracks in Warwick.
Frank was a member of the Warwick Brotherhood
Rank & Number: Private, 9759
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 10th Brigade, 4th Division
Date of death: Sunday, April 25, 1915
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in Action - Battle of St Julien
Commemorated/Buried: Menin Gate
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:
Frank was one of four soldiers listed on the Warwick Memorial who died at the Battle of St Julien, which was the second phase of the 2nd Battle of Ypres and was the first occasion on which the Germans used chlorine gas against the Allies. The other three were Walter Newton, Bert Mitchell and Herbert Price.
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