Private Frank (Franklin) Fane

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

13 Oct 1917

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

The Limes
2 Gardenia Avenue
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 25th October 1917
Pte Frank Fane

Pte Frank (Franklin) Fane, 202749, 1/4th Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment, died in a casualty clearing station in Mesopotamia on October 13th, from severe neck wounds sustained in the British advance on Baghdad. His death had followed a week of intense suffering.

The second son of the late George Fane (died 1907, aged 55), of Herne Farm, Toddington, and Emily Fane, he was a Territorial who was with his company training at Ashridge when way broke out. After a period of further training he was sent out to Mesopotamia and was engaged in most of the battles in that region.

At the time of Frank's death at the age of 33, his widowed mother was living at The Limes, 2 Gardenia Avenue, Leagrave.

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Author: Deejaya

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