Date of birth: January 1882
Parents: William and Emily Stanton
Address: 39 Humphris Street
Occupation: Porter on the Great Western Railway
At the time of the 1891 census, Frank was living with his parents, William and Emily Stanton and 6 siblings at 6 Bridge Street, Warwick but his mother (Emily Sarah, nee Green) died in 1895 and his father died in 1903 so perhaps the family broke up. In the 1901 Census, there was a William Stanton, widower, labourer, living at 13 Wallace Street with just one son, George Henry, aged 10.
Siblings in 1891: Walter 18, Ellen 16, Annie 14, Frank 9, Albert 6, Earnest 3, Lilian 1.
The eldest brother, Walter Samuel, was married to Annie Harris on 19 Jan 1901 in Coventry. This couple were living at 41 Oxford Street, Rugby at the 1911 census with their own children.
Rank & Number: Private, 8815
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 22nd Brigade, 7th Division
Date of death: Saturday, October 31, 1914
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in Action - Battle of Gheluvelt
Commemorated/Buried: Menin Gate
Awards: 1914 Star and Clasp, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: All Saints School
Frank is on the list of RWR 2nd Battalion casualties printed in the Warwick Advertiser on 27th March 1915, he was listed as missing.
In the Warwick Advertiser of 1st May 1915, Frank’s name appears in the All Saints Roll of Honour, so his death must have been confirmed by that point.
Application for Frank to be included on the Warwick War Memorial:
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Shrine Application courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office