Frank Garner


Frank Garner


First World War

Date of Death / Age


Rank, Service Number & Service Details

The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
7th Bn.

Awards: Service Medals/Honour Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial: Name/Reference/Country

Panel 14 and 15.

Headstone Inscription

No Report

UK & Other Memorials

Northchurch Village Memorial, St Mary’s Church Window, Northchurch

Pre War

Frank was born in Northridge in 1885 to David Garner and Emily (nee Garner), he had a younger brother and two sisters. Frank’s occupation was listed as Gardener’s Boy on the 1901 Census. Frank married Laura Franks in 1910 in Westminster, London and they had a son Frank George in 1912 and were living in Tonbridge, Kent.

Wartime Service

Frank seems to have already been in the Army as he went to France 10 Aug 1914 with Army Service Corps as Private T/21310 (T indicated Horse Transport) but later transferred to Queens (Royal West Surrey Regt) as Private L/11387.

The 7th Queens in March 1918 were located in the Vendeuil Sector ,south of St Quentin, and on 21st March the Germans launched their Spring Offensive (Operation Michael). It was during this period that Frank went ‘Missing’ and his death was assumed to be 21st Mar 1918.

Additional Information

War Gratuity £17 and arrears of £47 16s 10d paid to his widow and to son Frank G.


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