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Frank Bicknell

Private L/9178 2nd Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Died of wounds 24 October 1914 aged 25
Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France
Remembered on Tongham War Memorial
Remembered on Seale War Memorial

Frank was born in 1889 in Selborne in Hampshire, the son of James and Jane Bicknell.

The censuses record that in 1891 the family lived in Binstead, and in 1901 they lived in Hog’s Back Lodge near the Victory Inn, in the parish of Seale.

In 1911 Frank was a private serving abroad in the 2nd Battalion Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment. His medals card records that he disembarked in France on 4 October 1914, and that he was awarded the 1914 Star.

Soldiers died records that Frank lived in Tongham and had enlisted at Guildford. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records that Frank was a native of Blackmoor in Hampshire. Electoral registers record that his parents lived at White Lane, Tongham, in Wanborough parish, 1918-1922.

Tongham Great War Roll of Honour


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