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Bosworth, Frank Cyril
1896 - 1918


  • Enlisted:
  • at Desborough on 10 Dec 1915. Aged 20y 3m
  • Description:
  • height 5ft 7½in; chest 32in.
  • Occupation:
  • Shoe Operative
  • Address:
  • Harborough Road, Desborough
  • Prefer to serve in:
  • Hunts Cycling Unit
  • Next of kin:
  • (Father) Harry, Harborough Road, Desborough

Service history

10 Dec 1915Appointed to Northamptonshire Regiment (23462)
28 Sep 1916Embarked for France
09 Oct 19161st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment (23462)
27 Nov 1916Illness: Trench Feet. Field
30 Nov 1916Illness: Trench Feet. Rouen
04 Dec 1916Illness: Trench Feet. Transferred to England
05 Dec 1916Illness: Trench Foot. Admitted to Northamptonshire War Hospital, Duston. Discharged 21st Apr 1917
26 Apr 1917Furlough granted until 5th May 1917. Address: Hill Crest, Harborough Road, Desborough
14 Jun 1917Embarked Folkstone, disembarked Boulogne
16 Jun 1917Joined No. 17 I.B.Depot
06 Jul 1917Joined with Entrenching Battalion
19 Jul 1917Joined with 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment
15 Nov 1917Illness: ICT Feet. Field
21 Nov 1917Illness: I.C.T. Feet. Admitted to Middlesex War Hospital, near St Albans. Discharged 5th Mar 1918
05 Mar 1918Furlough granted until 15th Mar 1918. Address: Hill Crest, Harborough Road, Desborough
23 Mar 1918Transferred to M.T. Army Service Corps (395476). Sydenham
14 Jun 1918Joined Isleworth
24 Jul 1918Military Training Depot Isleworth, "fair" Heavy Lorry Driver (passed learner's test)
30 Jul 1918Punished: Absent without leave from 30th July 1918 until apprehended by the Civil Powers at the Salvation Army Hut, Kings Cross, 7th Aug 1918 after having been warned for draft, awarded
12 Aug 1918Posted to MT Mobilization and Embarkation Area, Bulford
23 Sep 1918Embarked Dover, disembarked Calais
06 Oct 1918Killed in action, France.


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