Private Frank Duncan Forde

© Royston Williamson 2015

Thank you to Wendy Shuttleworth for the following research.

Frank was born in Dorking in 1899, the son of Frank, a house painter and Rebecca.

In 1901, the family were living at 78, Orchard Road. In 1911, the family were still in Orchard Road, but Rebecca had died. Frank attended the Dorking British School.

Frank enlisted in Dorking into the 12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment; G/16987

He died of wounds on 18th January 1918 in Flanders aged 19, and is buried in Mendingham Military Cemetery. IX.C.27

Born                            Dorking

Son of                          Frank D. Forde of 78 Orchard Road, Dorking

School                         Dorking British School (Powell Corderoy School)

Enlisted                       Dorking

Regiment                     12th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment
Number                       G/16987

Date of Death              18th January 1918
Place of Death             Flanders
Cause of Death           Died of Wounds

Age                              19

Cemetery                    Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Proven, Belgium

Frank Duncan Forde Gravestone © Andrew Bailey 2018