Musto, Frank

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 26
Date of birth: 23rd December 1890

Parents: Elizabeth Musto and Thomas Shelton
Wife: Agnes Mary Musto (nee Buckingham)

Occupation: Photographer's assistant

Frank was born on 23rd December 1890 and at the time of the 1891 census, he is recorded as the 3 month old son of Thomas Shelton (60), a fishmonger, and Elizabeth Musto (34) who is recorded as Thomas’s servant and manageress of his fish shop. He was baptised on 9th August 1891 and only his mother’s name appears as parent.

Elizabeth died and was buried in January 1897 at St Peter le Bailey in Oxford.

At the time of the 1911 census, Frank Musto was living with the family of his employer, the photographer Edward Llewellyn Leach, at Little Clarendon Street in Oxford. Frank was registered as a photographer’s assistant.

On 19th October 1912, aged 21, Frank Musto married Agnes Mary Buckingham, aged 26, at St Matthews Church in Oxford. He is recorded as a photographer living at 258 Marlborough Road and his father Thomas was a witness. The newspaper item below indicates that they had had one child by the time of Frank’s death.

Warwick Advertiser 3rd March 1917

Military Service

Rank & Number: Corporal acting Sergeant, 11532
Regiment/Service: 9th (Service) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 39th Brigade, 13th Division
Date of death: Thursday, February 15, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Died of wounds
Commemorated/Buried: Amara War Cemetery, Iraq
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:

Frank enlisted in Warwick


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