Category: Military
Rank: Private
Regiment or Ship: 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regiment
Service Number(s): 21139
Occupation: Baker's Boy
Date of Birth: 1895
Place of Birth: Ninfield, Sussesx
Date of Death: 09.08.1916
Place of Death: Ypres, Belgium Place of Burial / Memorials:

Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery – T.1. Ypres, Belgium.

Address: The Green, Ninfield, Sussex

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Family Information

Parents:          George Divall (1861-1927) and Clara Divall, nee Hunt, (1862-1927).

Siblings:         William (1889-),  Arthur Ernest (1890-1965), Albert (1893-1960), Kate (1898-), and Elizabeth (1900-).

In 1911 George, Clara, and family lived at The Mills, Ninfield, where George worked as a Bread Baker, Albert as a Gardener, and Frank assisted his father as a Baker’s Boy.

First World War Experience

Frank enlisted on 12th December 1915 and served in the Theatre of War 3.  On the night of 8/9th August 1916 the 2nd Hampshire Regiment were in the trenches near Potijze when there was a German gas attack.  Frank was killed in that attack – dying on 9th.

He was awarded the Victory Medal, the British War Medal, and the 15 Star

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