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Place of Birth: Skipton, Yorkshire
Service No: 12466
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion
Division: 11th (Northern) Division
Date of Death: 1915-08-12
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 118 to 120.
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
Frank Counter was the son of Eli and Sarah Jane Counter, née Moody. Eli was born at Ide, Devon and Sarah at Bishopsgate (Within), London, Middlesex.
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 12, Church Street - Frank Counter, aged 3 years, born Skipton, son of Eli and Sarah Jane Counter.
1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 12, Church Street - Frank Counter, aged 13 years, born Skipton, son of Eli and Sarah Jane Counter.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Frank Counter, 12466, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: 2B - Balkans. Date of entry therein: 7.7.15. Died 12.8.15. O/i.c. Recs. York request insts. to dispose of medals at 19.2.21.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Frank Counter, 12466, 8 W. Rid. R. Pres. dead 12.8.15.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Frank Counter, 12466, 8th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: On or since 12.8.15. France [sic]. Death presd. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and sole legatee - Sarah Jane. £8 7s.11d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Frank.
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
COUNTER, Frank, aged 18, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Counter, 2, Church Street, [Skipton], believed killed in Gallipoli Aug. 12, 1915.
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Private Frank COUNTER
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 11th (Northern) Division
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