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         THE MEN OF BARROW-UPON-SOAR WHO GAVE  THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY

 THE GREAT WAR - WWI 1914-1918 (71) 

 WWII 1939-1945 (19)

 LIST  S thru T

 

  

 

   
 

SAVILLE, JACK 2045525 Gunner - 80 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery
Died in North Africa on Thursday 7th January, 1943 Aged 30

Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunis, Tunisia - Grave Ref:  Face  8.
Son of Tom (06/02/26-?) And Elizabeth (12/01/12-?) Plot-505 Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery. Are these Jack's parents? 
  

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Gerald Owen Shelton worked at Drivers' Hosiery Factory on Sileby Road prior to the war 

SHELTON, GERALD OWEN 1811521
Gunner - 3 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery
Died on Wednesday 26th January, 1944 Aged 34
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Kanchanaburi, Thailand - Grave Ref:  2. A. 9.
 Born 11 December 1909, son of Albert and Julia Shelton of Barrow-upon-Soar. Father was a labourer. Siblings: - Ruth. Gerald was baptised 30 January 1910 at Barrow-upon-Soar. Owen to his friends, he worked for Driver's Hosiery Factory on South Street in Barrow-upon-Soar. The factory has now been replaced with single family houses. Some records show his name as Owen Gerald. 

 

SHELTON, HAROLD 13221
Corporal - 10th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment
Died at home in Barrow-upon-Soar on Saturday 30th November, 1918 Aged 20
Military Stone, Regimental Crest, 'Gone But Not Forgotten'
Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery, Leicestershire, England - Plot C-654 Rev. T. Stone
Register of Burials in The Burial Ground of Barrow-upon-Soar, Page 18, Entry 864.
Invalided after being gassed and died at home in Barrow-upon-Soar. Son of John (died 02/07/20) and Elizabeth (died 13/08/36) Shelton, 115, North Street, Barrow-upon-Soar. Father and mother rest in  Plot-1000, Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery. Father was a labourer in the lime works subsequently a factory worker. Siblings: - Harry, Albert, John. Harold was baptised on 28 May 1899 at Barrow-upon-Soar
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, December 1915 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Since the Roll of Honour was first published in the magazine, the following have enlisted in one or other in the King's Forces: Harold Shelton.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Harold Shelton.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, September 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Wounded -Wounded and now in hospital, Private Harold Shelton.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, June 1918 - The Roll of Honour - Wounded - Reported wounded, Private Harold Shelton.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, January 1919 - The Roll of Honour - Died of Wounds at Home  - The following name is to be added to the Roll of Honour. We much regret to record the sad news that Private Harold Shelton, 2nd/4th Leicesters, invalided, after being gassed and wounded. He died after a short illness and was buried with military honours on December 4th, 1918.'
Listed in 'The War Graves of The British Empire - Cemeteries and Churchyards in Leicestershire, Page 12'

  

SMITH, AMOS 22412
Private - 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment  
Killed in action, France and Flanders action on Friday 14th July, 1916 Aged 20
Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France -Grave Ref: Pier and Face 2C & 3A
Born on 27 May 1896, son of Samuel (died 24/06/37) and Rosetta Smith (died 24/10/39) of 62, North Street, Barrow-upon-Soar, Leic. Father and mother rest in Plot-1165, in Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery. Father was a shoe finisher and subsequently a labourer. Siblings: - William, Lavinia (1), Maud, Gertrude, Eliza, Florence, Beatrice, Lavinia (2), James, Henry. Amos was baptised 18 March 1911 at Barrow-upon-Soar.
 

The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, December 1915 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Since the Roll of Honour was first published in the magazine, the following have enlisted in one or other in the King's Forces: Amos Smith.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Amos Smith.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, September 1916 - The Roll of Honour  - Wounded or Missing - Signaller Amos Smith.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1917 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - Remembered - Private Amos Smith, 7th Leicester Regiment, 14th July, 1916, only son. A simple laurel wreath was placed for each hero, tied with his regimental colours.'
Listed in 'Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 -1919, Part 22, the Leicestershire Regiment, Page 52'

 

SMITH, BENJAMIN 3340
Private - 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards
Died of wounds suffered at France and Flanders on Wednesday 7th November, 1917 Aged 35
Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Wimereux, Pas De Calias, France - Grave Ref:  VI. G. 11A.
Son of Cornelius and Jemima Smith of Anstey, Near Leic. Husband of Elsie Smith, of Acacia Villa, Barrow-upon-Soar, Leic
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, October 1917 - The War - The Roll of Honour - Wounded in Action- Private Benjamin Smith, Welsh Guards, has been reported as wounded in action.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, December 1917 - The War - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - We regret to have to record the following casualty: Private Benjamin Smith, Welsh Guards, "died of wounds" on November, 7th, 1917.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, September 1918 - Remembered - A Memorial Service - Was held for those who have made the Great Sacrifice for their country during the past twelve months was held on Saturday, September 28th, at 3 p.m. Named on the Roll of Honour: Private Benjamin Smith, Welsh Guards, November 7th, 1917'

 

SMITH, CHARLES WILLIAM 27582
Serjeant - Welbeck Rangers, 17th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts. & Derby Regiment)
Killed in action on Tuesday 1st August, 1916 Aged 22
Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, Gorre, Pas De Calais, France - Grave Ref: II. E. 19.
Son of Edward and Agnes Smith, of Church Street, Barrow-upon-Soar, Leic.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Charles W. Smith.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, September 1916 - The War - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - Sergt. Charles W. Smith: Official news has been received that Sergt. C. W. Smith was killed in action on August 1st. One of his officers in writing to his mother, says: "He was buried in the English Cemetery a few miles behind the lines, where several of his comrades lie, and his grave will be marked by a cross giving his name and regiment. Since your son joined my platoon a few weeks ago I found him always of great assistance, and knew that whatever duty he was called upon to do, it would always be well done. Words of mine can, I know, be of very little help to you in your great loss, but I can assure you that we all, officers and men alike, will miss your son sorely, and that we share with you in your grief, and trust you may find consolation in the thought that your son has given his life for a great cause and in the execution of his duty."
We wish to express our deepest sympathy with his parents and friends in their great bereavement.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1917 - The Roll of Honour -Remembered -Sergt. Charles William Smith, Sherwood Foresters, 1st August, 1916, only son. A simple laurel wreath was placed for each hero, tied with his regimental colours.'
Further information received from Mr. A.M. Carter, Redditch, Worcestershire -

Obituary/Death Notice: Newark Advertiser, 9th August 1916 - 'Newark Policeman Killed' From Barrow-on-Soar, he joined the borough Police in March 1914, having previously served with the Metropolitan Police. Enlisted June 1915, a Sergeant in the Welbeck Rangers (17th Sherwood Foresters). His brother lives in Farndon. The Newark Advertiser, 16th August 1916, adds that he was killed on the 2nd August, shot in the chest and includes a photograph of Sergeant Smith.

 

SMITH, JOHN THOMAS 7576
Private - Leicestershire Regiment
Killed in August 1916 Aged 30+    Need to positively identify

See Personal Worksheet For Important Details Re: Name/DOD)
Thomas, possibly John Smith - Son of John Thomas Smith is shown on the Baptism Records of Barrow-upon-Soar as being baptised 3 September 1881 - son of Thomas and Emma Smith. Siblings: - Amos
The name John Smith, is listed among 'The Dead of 1914' on the First World War Shrine in Barrow-upon-Soar. On The Roll of Honour in The Memorial Chapel, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-upon-Soar, the initial 'T' is shown and no 'J' for John. In The Church Records, The East Akeley Deanery Magazine, published each month, entry of Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-upon-Soar, shows Private John Smith, as 'serving with The Leicestershire Regiment in November 1914, 'missing in action' in November 1915, and 'killed in action in August 1916. No record is shown on CWGC website as of 14 March 2003. Still researching name.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1914 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Killed or Missing in Action - John Smith.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1917 - The Roll of Honour -Killed or Missing in Action - Remembered - Private John Smith, a simple laurel wreath was placed for each hero, tied with his regimental colours.'

 

SMITH, THOMAS ANDREW C/KX 75331
Petty Officer Stoker - Royal Navy H.M.S. Sphinx
Died on Sunday 4th February 1940 Aged 35
Royal Navy - Minesweeper HMS Sphinx, sunk off NE Scotland.
Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, England - Panel: 37.3.
Born in 1905, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith: husband of Ivy Smith, of Gillingham, Kent.
It is recorded that Thomas Smith is the first Barrovian killed in WW2. Petty Officer Tom Smith as not listed on the memorial or the Roll of Honour.
The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March, 1940 - Roll of Honour - The first Barrivian to lay down his life for his country in this war was Petty Officer Tom Smith, who lost his life when the Sphinx a minesweeper, was sunk. Thomas Smith used to live in Grove Lane. Our sympathy goes out to relations in their loss.
HMS SPHINX (J69) was laid down at Hamilton (Port Glasgow) 17th January 1938, was launched on 7th February 1939 and was commissioned 27th July 1939 with a Chatham crew. She was temporarily attached to the Reserve Fleet for the Royal Inspection at Portland on 9th August 1939. HMS Sphinx then moved to the East Coast and at the start of the War she commenced mine-sweeping the coastal channels and ports.
In January 1940 HMS Sphinx moved to Scottish waters and on 21st January 1940 she rushed to the aid of the destroyer HMS Exmouth which had been torpedoed 20 miles off Wick. There were no survivors. At about 0800 on 3rd February 1940, SPHINX, Speedwell and Skipjack commenced sweeping north of Kinnaird Head. At 0912 a bomb struck the SPHINX forward. It went through the back of the T.S. , through the front of the bridge, through the forecastle deck and burst on the Mess Deck. The explosion folded the forecastle back on to the bridge and badly crippled the whole fore end of the ship. The Captain (Taylor) was killed outright on the bridge. Attempts were made to tow the ship. At about 0430 on 4th February a large wave struck the ship forward and she immediately capsized. Five officers and forty nine ratings were killed. She was the first Halcyon Class ship to be lost.

 

SMITH, WALTER JAMES 35802
Private - 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts. & Derby Regiment)
Died of wounds, in hospital on Monday 11th December, 1916 Aged 24
Bethune Town Cemetery, Bethune, Pas De Calais, France - Grave Ref: VI. A. 24.
Son of Walter and Sarah Ann Smith, of Freestone Square, Barrow-upon-Soar, Leic. Enlisted 11 December 1915 Age 23 years 4 months. Joined 3 Battalion 22 January 1916.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, January 1917 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action -Private Walter James Smith, died of wounds in hospital, December 11th, 1916.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1917 - The Roll of Honour - Remembered - Private Walter James Smith, Sherwood Foresters, A simple laurel wreath was placed for each hero, tied with their regimental colours.'

 

 

 

SPENCER, LEONARD 4849161
Serjeant - Corps of Military Police
Died in The Leicester Royal Infirmary on Monday 9th June, 1941 Aged 38
Military Stone, Crest of The Military Police, 'God Gave Us Memories That We Always Remember A Devoted Father And Son' A second memorial consists of a flower vase, 'In Loving Memory of Serjeant L. Spencer Died June 9, 1941 Age 38 Rest in Peace'
Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery, Leicestershire, England - UK Plot C-1101, Buried 14 June 1941 by Rev. W. H. Dew
Register of Burials in The Burial Ground of Barrow-upon-soar, Page 36, Entry 1646, and Page 51.
Son of Sidney and Sarah Ellen Spencer, of Loughborough, Leic.
Husband of Nora (nee Buckingham), married on 26 September 1925 at Barrow-upon-Soar. Nora, died 23/04/42, aged 40. She rests in same grave as her husband, Plot C-1101, Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery. Leonard and his father, Sidney, were recorded as serving soldiers at the time of Leonard's wedding in 1925. Leonard and Nora had one child, Norman Sidney.
Listed in '1939-1945 The War Dead of The Commonwealth - Cemeteries and Churchyards in Leicestershire and Rutland, Page 2'

 

STONE, CHARLES JOHN 77647
Bombardier - 227th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
Killed in action on WEdnesday 5th September, 1917 Aged 28
Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Ramskapelle, Nieuwpoort, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium - Grave Ref: I. BA. 13.
Charles John Stone was born in Leicester. Son of Samuel and Katherine Stone of Barrow-upon-Soar.
Husband of Phemie R. Stone, of 60, Porter Street, Melbourne, Road, Leic.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Charles Stone .'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, October 1917 - The War - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - It is with much regret that we have to record the death of Bombardier Charles John Stone, Royal Garrison Artillery, who died of wounds, September 5th, 1917.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1917 - Remembered - A Memorial Service - Was held on October 31st, 1917, for those who have made the great sacrifice for their country. Remembered was, Bombardier Charles J. Stone, Royal Garrison Artillery, September 5th, 1917.'

 

 

STONE, TOM PEARSE GRIFFITH
Lieutenant - "B" Battery, 66th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Died of Wounds in Mesopotamia, Iraq on Monday 5th February, 1917 Aged 24
Amara War Cemetery, Amara, Iraq - Grave Ref: XXI. K. 17.
Remembered on Family Stone Plot A-88 Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery
Tom Pearse Griffith Stone was born in Barrow-upon-Soar. Only son of Rev. Tom (died 13/09/23) Vicar of Barrow, and Ada (nee Thornton) Stone (died 08/03/51), of Clitsome, Quorn, Loughborough, Leic. Rev. and Mrs. Stone rest in Plot A-88, Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery. Siblings: Ruth Thorton Stone.
Rev. Tom and his wife rest next to Dr. Francis and Emily Cresswell, mother and father of Lt. Frank Cresswell. (Refer to Page 40, 'History of Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-upon-Soar) A stained glass window at Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-upon-soar, was given to the village in memory of their son. It is on the right side of The Communion Table in The Memorial Chapel of Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-upon-Soar. The inscription at the base of the window reads, 'To The Glory of God And in Loving Memory of Our Only Son Tom Pearse Griffith Stone, Lieut. R.F.A. Who Died of Wounds in Mesopotamia 5th February 1917 Age 24'
Rev. Tom Stone officiated at the graves of 7 men who were killed during The First World War. A section about Rev. Tom Stone will be listed elsewhere in the book.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1914 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow. Now serving with the Territorials - Notts. Royal Horse Artillery- Bombardier T. Pearse G. Stone.'.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - 2nd Lieutenant T. Pearse Griffith Stone.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1917 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - Remembered - 2nd Lieutenant Tom Pearse Griffith Stone, R. F. A., 5th February, 1917, only son. A simple laurel wreath was placed for each hero, tied with his regimental colours.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, September 1917 - The War -Mentioned in Despatches -The following letter has been received by the Vicar from the Assistant Military Secretary at the War Office - "August 22nd, 1917 Sir,- I have it in command from His Majesty the King to inform you, as next-of-kin of the late, Second-Lieutenant T. Pearse Griffith Stone of the Royal Field Artillery, that this officer was mentioned in a Despatch from Lieutenant-General Sir Stanley Maude, dated 10th April, 1917, and published in the Third Supplement to the 'London Gazette', dated 15th August, 1917, for gallant and distinguished service in the Field. I am to express to you the King's high appreciation of these services, and to add that His Majesty trusts that their public acknowledgement may be of some consolation in your bereavement.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, January 1921 - Holy Trinity Church War Memorial to Lieut. Stone - The centre panel has been placed in the second window of the South Transept. It is the work of Messrs. Powell, of London, from the design of Mr. W. D. Caröe, and represents the Blessed Virgin Mary and Child, and is a gift of the Vicar and Mrs. Stone in memory of their only son. The following is the inscription: "To the Glory of God and in loving memory of our only son Tom Pearse Griffith Stone, Lieut. R.F.A., who died of wounds in Mesopotamia. 5th Feb., 1917. Aged 24."

  

 

STURGESS, WILLIAM NORMAN
A/C1 - Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died at Barrow-upon-Soar on May 1946  Aged 25
Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery, Leicestershire, England - Buried in Family Plot A-1257 on 18 May 1946 by Rev. W. H. Dew. . Son of Benjamin William (died 11/07/56) and Mabel Maria (Died 14/09/71) Sturgess of 57 Beveridge Street, Barrow-upon-Soar.  Father and mother rest in Plot A-1265, Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery. * William was recorded as a carpenter at the time of his death. Was he a casualty of war? Ethel E. Sturgess (d 17/08/84) rests in his grave. She most likely is his sister. Siblings: - Ethel Elizabeth. Father was a cabinet maker. William was baptised 12 June 1921 at Barrow-upon-Soar.
Listed In; Register of Burials in The Burial Ground of Barrow-upon-Soar, Page 40, Entry 178.

 

SUTTON, ERNEST WILLIAM 109631 
Trooper/Private - 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Central Ontario Regiment)
Killed in France and Flanders on Friday 2nd June, 1916
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium - Grave Ref: Panel 30 & 32
Son of Ernest and Emily (Louisa) Sutton of Barrow-upon-Soar. Ernest was baptised on 15 October 1899 at Barrow-upon-Soar. 
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Ernest William Sutton.'

  

  

Frank Towe married his childhood sweetheart, Fanny Collis - a police sergeant's daughter - in 1909.

TOWE, FRANK 5632
Private - 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment
Killed France and Flanders on Friday 4th June, 1915 Aged 33
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium - Grave Ref: Panel  33
Son of William (no known grave) and Hanna (died 17/08/07 Plot-175 Barrow-upon-Soar Cemetery) Towe. Father was a framework knitter. Husband of Fanny Jane (nee Collis) Towe, of 7, Cotes Road, Barrow-upon-Soar, who is buried in Mountsorrel Cemetery, Leic. in the same grave as her father. Siblings: - John (1), Charles William, Elizabeth, Isabella, John (2), Henry, Florence Selina. Frank was baptised 1 April 1888 at 5 years old at Barrow-upon-Soar.

  

Frank had a son, Francis, who died in 1999, and a daughter, Edith who died in 2005 in Barrow-upon-Soar. He had one brother, Harry who moved to America, and two sisters, Florence and Bella (Lockwood).
Frank worked in a  quarry as a rough loader and was on the Army Reserves List. He had served in India, Egypt and was subsequently killed in Belgium.
Frank was a keen athlete and joined the regimental tug-o-war teams wherever he was posted. He had a passion for needlepoint of which several pieces have survived and are kept by his daughter. Many personal effects and photos were scanned that also are held with Edith. Frank married his childhood sweetheart, Fanny Collis - a police sergeant's daughter - in 1909. Sergeant Mark Collis was the first 'bobby' in Loughborough to be given a push bike, a 'penny-farthing',  in 1894. Daughter Edith was 1 year old when her father was killed. She never knew her father.
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1914 - The Roll of Honour - Serving - Listed among those serving in the different branches of His Majesty's Forces, and who have relatives and friends, and in most cases, parents in Barrow. Now serving with the Leicestershire Regiment - Frank Towe.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, July 1915 - The War - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - The parish has now to mourn the loss of two who have laid down their lives in the service of the country: Private G. W. Lovett, and Private F. Towe.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, November 1915 - The Roll of Honour - Killed in Action - The following is listed as 'Killed in Action : Private Frank Towe.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, August 1916 - The Roll of Honour - Remembered - Frank Towe, June 4th, 1915.'
'The East Akeley Deanery Parish Magazine, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-on-Soar, March 1917 - The Roll of Honour - Remembered  - Private Frank Towe, 1st Leicester Regiment, 4th June, 1915. A simple laurel wreath was placed for each hero, tied with his regimental colours.'
Listed in 'Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919, Part 22, the Leicestershire Regiment, Page 11'

 

Needlepoint by Frank Towe

  

Frank  (far left) as a quarryrman
 
 
Frank was a keen athlete and joined the regimental tug-o-war teams wherever he was posted.
(Back row second from the right)

 

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