Auburn, Frank Haylock

Auburn, Frank Haylock


Military History:


Regiment:                        Manchester Regiment
(previously 2/6th N. Staffordshire Regiment,
1st South Staffordshire Regiment)

Rank:                               Lance Corporal

Service Number:             88471 (previously 40997, 59940)

Date of Enlisting:           16.2.1917

Date of death:                 9.1968

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

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


Frank enlisted at Hitchin on 16th February 1917 with the 27th Battalion Training Reserves after completing a voucher from the newspaper which advertised full pay for those days served as reserve soldiers.  He served with the 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment, Regimental number 59940, in France. In October 1917 he transferred to 2/6th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment, Regimental number 40997 and Frank was sent home on leave in December 1917 having been gassed. In February 1918 he transferred to the 22nd Battalion Manchester Regiment, Regimental number 88471, and was sent to Italy and Egypt.

Having survived the War Frank was demobilised in 1920 and then enlisted at Heaton Park, Manchester with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force to be called up only in an emergency.  He was listed as Lance Corporal.

Frank was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

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


Family History:


Date of Birth:                8.1898

Birth Place:                  Stotfold, Bedfordshire

Residence:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                     (1) 6.1929  (2) 9.1942


Frank was the second son of John and Annie (nee Haylock) Auburn. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

Frank married Sarah NWD Huffer in June 1929.  They had one daughter Joyce E born in 1932.  Sarah died in 1940.  Frank married Mary J Page in September 1942 and they had one daughter Jean, born in 1944.

Frank died on 31 July 1968.  He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

Frank’s brother Leonard also survived the War having served with the Bedfordshire Regiment on the Western Front.



Name:Frank Haylock Auburn
Birth Place:Stotfold, Bedfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:9.1968
Enlistment Place:Hitchin
Rank:Lance Corporal
Regiment:Manchester Regiment
North Staffordshire Regiment
South Staffordshire Regiment
Battalion:22nd Battalion
2/6th Battalion
1st Battalion
Regimental Number:88471
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders
Western Europe, Italy

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