Chatteris WW1 Soldier Frank Deighton 34581. Chatteris Remembers Biography
Frank Deighton Private, 34581, 1st/5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment Died: 30th December 1917 Frank was the second son of John and Martha, who in 1911 lived in Hive Lane, at which time Frank was a farm labourer. By the time of his death Frank had married and had two children; the family were living in Anchor Street. Frank enlisted in the Suffolk Regiment and served for 10 months in France, where he was wounded. He was presumably transferred thereafter to the 1st/5th, a territorial battalion who served in Gallipoli and then transferred to Egypt. Frank was certainly was about to serve with them in Egypt when the boat carrying him there was torpedoed and he died. A friend of his, Corporal Kightly, was with him in the water and wrote a detailed account of the incident that was published in the Cambs Times. Frank’s body was washed ashore and he was buried in Alexandria. . Project File Contains • CWGC Roll of Honour • Article Cambs Times Feb 15th 1918. • ”Soldiers Died’ • 1911 Census • Medal Roll.
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