Private Frank Duxberry
210717 25th Royal Welsh Fusiliers Montgomeryshire Yeomanry)
Lived at 15 North Street
Killed in Action 19th September 1918, aged 29
Commmemorated on the Vis en Artois Memorial, France
St Peters Memorial, Burnley

Burnley Express 12th October 1918

“Former Parish Church Choir Boy" Burnley Express 12th October 1918
Much regret has been caused among the congregation of St. Peter’s Parish Church at the news that Pte. Frank Duxbury, 201717, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers was killed in action on September 19th. His father and mother reside at 18, Godley Street, and the deceased soldier’s widow at 15, North Street, Burnley. Now twenty-nine years of age, Pte. F. Duxbury joined the forces in April 1916, and before going to his last front in May last had served twelve months in Egypt. At St. Peter’s Church he was well known , having been a member of the choir for over nine years. By occupation he was a weaver at Messrs. B. Thornber and Sons’ Daneshouse Mill.”

Frank Duxbury was born in Burnley the son of William and Ann Duxbury of 18 Godley Street, Burnley. He was married and lived at 15 North Street. He enlisted at Burnley as Private 201717 in the 25th (Montgomery & Welsh Horse Yeomanry) Battalion., Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He was killed in action aged 29 on Thursday 19th September 1918 and is commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial Panel 6.

Frank Duxbury was christened at St Peter’s Church on 10/7/1889. His Parents were William and Ann Duxbury of 18 Godley Street. His father’s occupation was listed as overlooker. Frank was admitted to St Peter’s Infant School on 16/10/1894. Born on 21/6/89 his father was William Duxbury of 18 Godley Street
Frank was admitted to St Peter’s School on 31/1/1898 and left on 4/7/1902 for full time work.
1901 Census – living at 18 Godley Street – William Duxbury (51) Refreshment House Keeper born Padiham, Ann (44) born Simonstone. Alfred (15), Frank 11, Louisa (9) born Burnley.





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