Albon, Frank Bryant

Albon, Frank Bryant MM

 

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:                              
Machine Gun Corps

Rank:                                     
Private

Service Number:                    
57029

Date of Enlisting:                            
19 June 1916

Date of death:                        
June 1966

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Unknown

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Frank enlisted with the Machine Gun Corps in June 1916. He fought in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders and was awarded the Military Medal for gallantry and devotion to duty under fire. He was also awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

Frank survived the war and returned to Hertfordshire.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:     
Second quarter 1886

Birth Place:                  
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence: 
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:           
1922

 

Frank was born in 1886, the only son of Joseph and Mary (nee Bryant), a brewery labourer and a laundress of Ashwell.  The 1911 census shows Frank, a grocer’s assistant, living with his parents in Kingsland Terrace, Ashwell.

He was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

Frank married Ethel R Burton in 1922 and they had one son, Neville John, born in Ashwell 1925.

He died in 1968.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:Frank Bryant Albon MM
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:June 1966
Enlistment Place:Not known
Rank:Private
Regiment:Machine Gun Corps
Battalion:No 3 Section, 137th Battalion
Regimental Number:       57029
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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