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About John Bernard Frankton

Date of Birth
Q4 1898

Service Number
45355

Birth Place
Bishopton, Sedgefield, Durham, England

Date of Death
12 April, 1918

Place of Death
Near Armentieres, France

Burial
Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France

Relationships

Parents
Thomas George born abt 1867 and Mary (Meynell) born abt 1871 Married 31 December, 1894 Patrick Brompton, Yorkshire, England

Siblings
Ethel Meynell born abt 1896, Mary born abt 1897, Gladys Maud born abt 1901, George Arnold born abt 1905

Career

Service
Army

Unit
86th Training Reserve Battalion 18th Durham Light Infantry Enlisted 18 October, 1916 17y Sunderland, Durham, England

Rank
Private

Enlisted Address
West End, Staindrop, Durham, England

Medals
British War Medal and Victory Medal

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
Yes

Civilian Employment
1916 Pupil teacher

Campaigns
1916-1918 France and Belgium

Additional Information

Census Information
1901 Bishopton, Sedgefield, Durham, England 1911 West Terrace, Staindrop, Durham, England

Absent Voters Roll
1919 West Terrace (North) 45355 DLI

Sources
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find My Past, Family Search, Forces War Records, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Notes
John Bernard was reported wounded and missing on 12 April, 1918 but his death was only confirmed a year later. His remains were exhumed and reburied at Le Grand Beaumart Cemetery on 8 January, 1920. He is commemorated on King James' Grammar School memorial and on his parents' gravestone in Staindrop Cemetery.

- Research by DB