Frank Jobbins

Memorial: Kingswood - Holy Trinity Church

Regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

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

Rank and number: Private 235310

Parents: Edward and Hannah Jobbins

Home address: London Street, Kingswood, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Bootmaker

Date of birth: 1892

Place of birth: Kingswood, Bristol

Date of death: 25/11/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: No known burial site but commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium and Kingswood Holy Trinity Memorial

Age: 25

Further information:

Frank was born in Kingswood, the son of a brick maker and the second youngest child of nine with four brothers and four sisters. He along with several of his siblings all worked in the boot industry.

Frank enlisted first in the Essex Regiment before transferring to the Yorkshires. His battalion mobilised to France in August 1914 and took part in various actions on the Western Front, in 1917 this included The Pursuit of the German Retreat to the Hindenburg Line. On the day that Frank was killed, there were no significant engagements, so it is likely that he died during the on-going trench warfare that accounted for 300 soldier deaths per day. Frank's body was never identified and the memorial where he is commemorated is one of four memorials to the missing in an area of Flanders known as the Ypres Salient.

Frank's older brother, Frederick Charles, also died serving his country two and a half years earlier.

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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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