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Name:
John Bernard Frankton
Casualty No.:
Initials:
J B
Service No.:
45355
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
19
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
18th D.L.I
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
West End, Staindrop, Darlington
Civilian Employment:
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Armentieres
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
King James’ School Memorial in Bishop Auckland
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Le Grave – Beaumart British Cemetery, Steenwerck
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:

John was the son of Thomas George & Mary Frankton of Staindrop. In 1911, while living at Staindrop, John’s father was head teacher at Cockfield School. In 1915 Thomas was appointed head of Staindrop School & took a very active part in Church & village events. John had four siblings.

Notes:

John joined the 18th Durham Light Infantry on 16th February, 1917 & served in France & Belgium. He was killed near Armentieres on 12th April, 1918 aged 19 & is buried at Le Grave – Beaumart British Cemetery, Steenwerck. John’s name is also recorded on King James’ School Memorial in Bishop Auckland, indicating that he was a pupil there. It is a rectangular bronze plaque with the school crest at the top in full colour and it is placed on the North wall of the Entrance Hall. In Staindrop old cemetery, his name and death is recorded on his father’s gravestone.

Sources:
Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk;