The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private F Myers


Private Frank MYERS, G/18208, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own 10th September 1916, killed in action, Flanders France, 2nd October 1916.

Born Burnley, Lancashire, son of James & Eliza Myers, 82 Abion Street, Burnley, Lancashire / 32 Lansdowne Street, Burnley, Lancashire.

1911 Census - 142 Rectory Road, Burnley, Lancashire - James Myers, head, age 54, widower, married 29 years, 12 children, 10 still alive, foreman blacksmith, loom maker, born Burnley, Lancashire; Lily Myers, daughter, age 27, single, housekeeper, at home, born Burnley, Lancashire; Eliza Alice Myers, daughter, age 21, single, Elementary School Teacher, Corporation, at school, born Burnley, Lancashire; Percy Myers, son, age 19, single, fitter, loom works, loom maker, born Burnley, Lancashire; May Myers, daughter, age 17, single, baker of confectionery, worker, born Burnley, Lancashire; Frank Myers, son, age 15, single, clerk, dye works, worker, born Burnley, Lancashire; Harold Myers, son, age 13, school, born Burnley, Lancashire.

Enlisted  Wigan, Lancashire, age 20 years & 189 days, height 5ft 4¾ inches, weight 113lbs.  Resided 9 Wisley Terrace, Wigan, Lancashire. Formerly clerk.

Home 10th December 1915 to 28th August 1916; BEF 29th August 1916 to 2nd October 1916.

10th December 1915, enlisted; 11th December 1915, to Army Reserve;

8th January 1916, letter from Acting Adjutant, 29th (Reserve) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, Headquarters, George Street, Oxford to Mr F Myers, 9 Worsley Terrace, Wigan - "In reply to your letter of 6th instant, you should proceed to the nearest recruiting office and enlist for 29th (Reserve) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. A frree Railway Warrant will then be handed to you by The Recruiting Officer. Any other recruit of a fairly good class will now be accepted in the Battalion."

11th January 1916, Wigan - Notification of Despatch of a Recruit - The Recruit named in the margin attested for Royal Fusiliers, will be sent as under; pleasae send an NCO to meet him at Oxford and convey him according to your instructions. Departure, Wigan 9.15am 14th January 1916, Arriving, Oxford unknown 14th January 1916, by Rail.

18th January 1916, mobilized & posted Oxford, 29th (Reserve) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, Service No.PS/10101; 28th August 1916, posted BEF & 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers; 28th August 1916, embarked; 29th August 1916, disembarked; 10th September 1916, Etaples, 39 Infantry Base Depot, transferred to 11th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers to Royal West Kent Regiment; 10th September 1916, posted 7th Battalion, 10th September 1916.

13th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children, none; Father, James Myers, 32 Lansdowne Street, Burnley, Lancashire; Mother, dead; Brothers - L E Myers, age 42, 84 St Matthews Street, Burnley; W Myers, age 40, 2 Old Field Lane, Sale; C Myers, age 38, 240 Summit?, Burnley; James E Myers, age 34, 13 Romsey? Street, Burnley; Percy Myers, age 30, 9 Victoria Terrace, Burnley; Harold Myers, age 22, 355 London Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey; Sisters - Mrs H Dundee?, age 36, 353 London Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey; Miss A L Myers, age 32, 132 Bramshaw? Road, Burnley; Miss May Myers, age 26, 132 Bramshaw? Road, Burnley; Grandparents, none; Nephews / Nieces - Miss C Miles, Sale, Manchester; Miss E? & B? Myers, 84 St Matthews Street, Burnley; Miss G? & A Myers, Summit?, Burnley; Miss M?&C? Myers, 13 Romsey? Street, Burnley; Masters H?&F? Dundee?, 355 London Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Pier & Face 11C, France.

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