2nd Lieutenant Edward FRANK
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2nd Lieutenant Edward FRANK
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2nd Lieutenant Edward FRANK

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2nd Lieutenant Edward FRANK

6th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment.
Died 7 August 1915.Aged 19.
Commemorated Panel 55 to 58, HELLES MEMORIAL.

The following comments are from Robert Coulson's Biographies of Officers of the Yorkshire Regiment;-
"Edward Frank was born in Whitby on December 30th 1895 and did his schooling at Giggleswick School.
He joined the ranks of the Yorkshires on August 7th 1914 and was gazetted in October of 1914.
2nd Lt Frank and the battalion sailed from Liverpool on July 3rd 1915 aboard the troopship “Aquitania” bound for Gallipoli. They landed at Lemnos on July 10th and then moved to the island of Imbros on July 23rd for training and acclimatisation.
At 3-45am on August 7th the battalion were loaded onto lighters and towed ashore to land at Suvla Bay on the Gallipoli peninsula.
2nd Lt Frank and the other officers were first ashore and then marshalled the men on the beach as they came ashore under rifle and machine gun fire.
The 6th Battalion were then part of an attack on the Turkish held hill known as Lala Baba. The hill was in allied hands by midnight after fierce and sometimes hand to hand fighting.
2nd Lt Edward Frank was killed in this action on August 7th 1915 at the age of 22 (* actually 19).
He was the son of the late John Frank and his wife Rachel of 3 The Esplanade, Whitby."

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