Private Frank DUNN.
2423 1st/5th Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).
who died on the 3rd of September 1916.
Son of Frederick and Alma Dunn of 23 Charlotte St, New Skelton.
Frank's name appears on the Skelton War Memorial and the Church
At the census of 1901 he was aged 6 and was living at 26 Richard St, N Skelton.
He had lost his mother some time earlier as is father, Fred, aged 46 at that time had come to Skelton from Necton, N Yorkshire is registered as a widower. He worked down the mine as a "shot firer".
He had an elder brother Alma, who worked down the mine as a horsekeeper.
There was also an older sister Mabel, aged 12 at that time, and a brother Fred, who also fought in the war as a sailor on HMS Princess Royal.
By the time of the war he was living at 23 Charlotte St, New Skelton.
The 1st/5th Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) was
formed in August 1914 in York.
It was part of West Riding Brigade, West Riding Division. and after landing at Boulogne on the 15th of April 1915 it became part of the 146th Brigade, 49th Division.
The Division fought in the Battle of the Somme which was pursued with a series of British offensives lasting from July to the winter of 1916.
Frank Dunn lost his life just before the Battle of Flers Courcelette and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
Built on the site of the former Thiepval Chateau and now dominating the surrounding countryside, this huge arched memorial was unveiled by the Prince of Wales on 31st July, 1932.
On its white stone panels are inscribed over 73,000 names of both British and French soldiers who were killed in the Somme Battlefield between 1916 - 17, and who have no known graves.
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