Guardsman Frank Hardy-Gill
19606 1st Coldstream Guards
Died of Wounds 2nd December 1917
in a German Field Hospital, aged 26
Lived at 41 Scarlett Street
Buried at Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery France
Burnley Express 2/3/1918

Frank’s widow was named Mary Alice and their son, Tom.

IN GERMAN FIELD HOSPITAL
Burnley Man Succumbs to Wounds
(Burnley Express 2/3/1918)

After being wounded in action, Pte. Frank Gill (26), 19606, Coldstream Guards, of 41 Scarlett-street, Burnley, was taken prisoner. News has now come that he died in a German field hospital on December 2nd last. He joined up on October 16th, 1916, and went on active service in the following July. Previously he worked for his step-father, Mr. Hardy, shuttlepeg maker Victoria Mill, Trafalgar-street. A Churchman, he was connected with St. Aidan’s Mission and with Sandygate School. He was secretary of the C.E.M.S., and was a Sunday school teacher. A brother is serving at Gibraltar, and of two brothers-in-law on service, one is in an Eastern theatre of war and the other (who experienced the Dardanelles fighting) is in Ireland. Pte. Gill leaves a widow and one child. His wife received the following letter on January 6th :- “ Your husband took part in the attack on November 27th. During the operations he was badly wounded in the chest. On calling the roll he was reported wounded. Since then nothing has been heard of him.” Subsequently the information came that Pte. Gill died in a German field hospital from wounds received in action

 

 

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