Frank Albert Shelford

Name

Frank Albert Shelford

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

16/07/1917
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Gunner
170891
Royal Field Artillery
“B” Battery, 180th Brigade

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
XVI. F. 6.
Belgium

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town

Pre War

Frank was born on the 7th January 1987, the son of Frank & Annie Shelford, of 14, Letchmore Road, Stevenage. His father, a Baker and Corn Merchant, died at the age of 40 in March 1910. His brothers Henry, Walter and Arthur also served in the Army, but Arthur was discharged due to a medical condition after just 19 days service. Henry Shelford was killed in action on the 23rd July 1918 whilst serving with the Tank Corps in France. Walter Shelford served with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Wartime Service

It is known that Frank received serious shell wounds to his legs, which eventually led to his death and he is buried at Lijssenthoc Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson, Stevenage Museum