Frank Gardner

Memorial: Kingswood - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: Devonshire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 68304

Parents: Ann and Caleb Gardner, Adoptive parents Frank and Mary Fisher

Marital status: Single

Home address: The Grove, Sheepscombe, Near Stroud, Gloucestershire

Date of birth: 1900

Place of birth: Wotton-under-Edge

Date of death: 24/09/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France and commemorated on Kingswood Holy Trinity Memorial

Age: 18

Further information:

Frank was born near Wotton-under-Edge, the son of a labourer and the second youngest of seven children with three brothers and three sisters. Frank’s father died when he was five years old and sometime afterwards his family moved to Kingswood. However, in 1911, Frank was living with adoptive parents the Fishers near Stroud. His eldest brother Albert was killed in action in France three years before Frank.

Frank would have joined the army in the same year that he died. He was killed in action during the Battles of the Hindenburg Line (12 September – 12 October 1918) which were part of the offensive operations leading up to the end of the war and allied victory. Frank died six weeks before the armistice and left his effects to his mother, whose name at the time was Ann Powell and left his pension to his adoptive mother Ann Fisher.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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