Harradine, Frank

Harradine, Frank



Military History:


Bedfordshire Regiment 1st Battalion

Lance Corporal

Service Number:

Date of Enlisting:
30 December 1912

Date of death:


Cemetery/ Memorial:
Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuichy, France

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


Frank enlisted in Ashwell on 30th November 1912 and was a Lance Corporal in the 2nd Battalion of the Bedfordshire Regiment. He fought in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders. He was killed in action near Festubert, France during the 2nd Battle of Ypres on 17th May 1915 and was buried in a grave over which his comrades placed a cross inscribed “For King and Country”.

Frank is commemorated in the Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuichy, France, on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and the Ashwell Village War Memorial.

Frank was awarded the 1914/15 Star Medal, the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.



Family History:


Date of Birth:

Birth Place:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Ashwell, Hertfordshire



Frank was born on 1st July 1894, second son of Arthur Butler Harradine and Emma (nee Goodchild) Harradine of Ashwell. Frank was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell and before enlisting was a farm labourer.

Frank was a member of the Ashwell Football Club and regularly played for the team.




Other references

March 1915 Events from the Royston Crow

Mr Chote, the headmaster, had news from Private Herbert Crow, 19, who, while serving in H.Q. at the Front, had seen old boys Sidney Chapman and Frank Harradine.

May 1915 Events from the Royston Crow

The sister of Lance-Corporal Frank Harradine received a letter saying he was missing.


Name:Frank Harradine
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:17.5.1915
Enlistment Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Rank:Lance Corporal
Regiment:Bedfordshire Regiment
Battalion:2nd Battalion, 21st Brigade, 7th Division

Regimental Number:        

Type of Casualty:Killed in Action
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

Comments about this page

  • I have just discovered that Frank is my second cousin, twice removed! Just one of many links to Ashwell & my Goodchild heritage.

    By Jackie Lehane (10/08/2016)

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