Frank Page (DSO & Bar)

Name

Frank Page (DSO & Bar)

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

31/07/1917
39

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lieutenant Colonel
Hertfordshire Regiment
1st Bn. (Commanding)

Awards

Not Yet Researched
Mentioned in Despatches, Distinguished Service Order and Bar

Cemetery/Memorial

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Panel 54 and 56.
Belgium

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
All Saints Church Memorial, Hertford
Hertford Grammar Memorial - now Richard Hale School, Hertford

Pre War

Born in 1877 in Fore Street, Hertford and christened on 23 Sep 1877 in Hertford son of Alfred George and Jane (Goodenough) Page. Educated at Hertford Grammar School, he lived in Queen’s Road Hertford in 1891. He married Margaret Payne Farley, of "Thurcroft," 21 Talbot Hill Road, Bournemouth in 1905 and had three children. He took over the family business of Gilbertson and Page, Game Food Manufacturers in Hertford and was a town councillor from 1908 and Mayor of Hertford in 1912-13.

Wartime Service

Initially volunteered for the Hertfordshire Volunteers and was a Corporal in South Africa in 1900-01 and was gazetted 2nd Lieut afterwards. He rejoined the Regiment in 1914 and went to France as battalion commander. Was decorated with the DSO on 25 Jun 1915 and Bar in Nov 1916. He was killed by shrapnel while leading his men during the Battle of St Julien.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox