Francis James Stephen (Frank) Mayo

Memorial: Longwell Green, United Church

Regiment: Labour Corps

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 429428

Parents: Samuel John and Diana Mayo

Marital status: Married

Home address: Longwell Green, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Farm Worker - Carter

Date of birth: 1894

Place of birth: Oldland Common, Bristol

Date of death: 30/08/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at Oldland (St. Anne) Churchyard

Age: 23

Further information:

Frank was the youngest son of a coal miner and was born at Oldland Common. He was a middle child of eight children with three sisters and four brothers. One of Frank’s older brothers George died a year before Frank also in the service of his country.

Frank joined the Navy in 1911 at the age of 16 but only served for one month as a Boy rating on HMS Impregnable training establishment Plymouth, after which his father bought his discharge for £10. At that time his physical appearance was described as - height 5' 4 3/4", light hair, blue eyes and a fresh complexion.
Frank enlisted in the 96th Battalion Training Reserve in September 1914 then transferred to the 440th Company, Agricultural Labour Corps.

He married Martha Sweet in 1916. Frank was stationed at home and died at home of an unspecified illness.

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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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