Private Frank Wilson

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

Nov 1897

Date of Death

31 Jan 1917


Luton Co-operative Society

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

67 Frederic Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Grove Town Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 1st March 1917


Pte Frank Wilson, 33808, 1st Border Regiment, died at the 2/2nd London Casualty Clearing Station in France on January 31st, 1917, as a result of gunshot wounds in the leg received on the Somme three days earlier. He was aged 19 and had been in France only since January 6th.

Sister W. E. Tice at the casualty clearing station wrote to parents James and Eliza Wilson at 67 Frederic Street, Luton, that their son had been brought in badly wounded on January 28th.

"We did all we could, but he passes away at 2.20 pm on January 31st. He was too ill to send you any message. He will be laid to rest in the Grove Town Military Cemetery, and there will be a cross to mark his resting place."

Born in Stopsley, Frank was the third son in a family of nine children. Prior to joining the Army he was employed by the Luton Co-operative Stores.




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Author: Deejaya

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