Project Description

FRANK SEARLE 1883–1948

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Born 13th Oct 1883 in Sleaford, Lincs

Married Annie Sarah Kirkland, Jul-Sep 1912, Bingham District. Sons George born 1913 and James born 1917

Died Oct 13th 1948, aged 65

1891 Census

Age 7 living at 20 Argyle Street, Boston, Lincs. with father Ingle, a miller, mother Fannie, brothers Ingle Norman 21 a baker’s assistant, Fred 20 a miller, James 19 a printer and George a grocer’s apprentice.

1901 Census

Age 18 living at 27-28 Silver Street, St. Swithin, Lincs with William Aelton a hairdresser. Frank is employed as an assistant hairdresser

1911 Census

Age 27 living at 32 Derby Road, Nottingham with Archer Clement Newing a hairdresser. Frank is employed as an assistant hairdresser

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service Number: 242750, previously, 63313

Military Unit: 2nd/5th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 187th Brigade, 62nd (2nd West Riding) Division,

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Attested at Nottingham, 9 Dec 1915

Occupation: Hairdresser

10.12.15: Posted UK

10.10.16–13.1.17: Home

14.1.17: Posted to France

Wounded

June 1918: Wounded, GSW (gunshot wound) right neck, back and left arm. Dangerously ill in France.

6.7.18: Transferred from sick convoy

2.1.19: Transferred to Military S Hospital Tooting N.W., London

6.7.18: Rank Cpl; 1 year 8 months service, 1 year 6 months with Field Force 

 6.9.19: Discharged – No longer physically fit for war service. Age 35 years 11 mths.

Pension Awarded (80%).

Married and living at the Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent at date of discharge.

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory, Silver War Badge

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Roll

The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

Other Information

His military service record is badly damaged and hard to decipher. Key dates are missing from torn pages.

1914 Wright’s Directory: Hairdresser, 13 Ilkeston Road, Nottingham.

1916 Wright’s and Kelly’s directories: Hairdresser, 13 Ilkeston Road, Nottingham.

From the 1922 Electoral Register

Address: The Harlequin, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: wife Annie Sarah and possibly brother George

From the 1939 Register

Address: ‘The Bungalow’, Park Row, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Manufacturers agent

Household: living with wife Annie

Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.