Frank Blows

Name

Frank Blows

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

04/03/1917
26

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
27464
Northamptonshire Regiment
2nd Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND
VII.C. 27
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Royston Town War Memorial

Pre War

Frank was the son of Mr & Mrs John Blows of Mount Terrace, Royston. He was a Cabinet Maker by trade and lived with his wife and son in Queens Road, Royston.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in the Army in August 1916 and was posted to France in December of that year. Frank served with the 2nd Battalion of the Northamptonshire Regiment with was part of the 24th Brigade in the 8th Division. On the 4th March 1917, the Battalion took part in an attack on German positions at Moislain Ridge. Although the attack proved to be successful, the men of the Battalion were devastated by shell-fire and suffered very many casualties. Frank Blows was amongst those who were killed.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson