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Name:
Frank Horan
Casualty No.:
Initials:
F
Service No.:
6/2263
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Age at Death:
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
1/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Civilian Employment:
Mill worker
Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
12-January-1916
Place of Death:
France
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Ridge Wood Military Cemetery
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Family Details:

Son of Thomas and Bridget Horan of Broadgates.

Notes:

Before the war Frank worked at Ullathorne's Mill and was a popular entertainer in the town.

One of his letters home was featured in a Teesdale Mercury article, which read: 

'He says that writing paper and envelopes are as rare as gold where he is... Their food  is chiefly biscuits and corned beef, which, he says, go down alright when hungry, which happens often enough , and sometimes too often. Bread is very scarce, and he does not think cakes are made in "these parts". The writer continues "I often read of poor Belgium, and what I have seen of it would grieve anybody. Nothing but wreck and ruin wherever we go. We just got through a town a few nights ago when it was shelled, and  find it is a common occurrence to see a big farm blazing. I am certain now that the Kaiser has a lot of  'Old Nick' in him. We have passed through what have been grand towns, but the churches and best buildings have all gone.'

http://teesdalemercuryarchive.org/pdf/1915/May-19/May-19-1915-05.pdf Teesdale Mercury-19/05/1915: News item: Letter home

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Sources:
First Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Private Individual; Last Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Private Individual; Unit: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Service Number: St Mary's data; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Place of Birth: St Mary's data; Home Address: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Civilian Employment: St Mary's data; Place of Death: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Private Individul; Date of Death: St Mary's data; Private Individul; Buried: St Mary's data; Private Individul; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;