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Second Lieutenant Frank Woollerton MC


Adam Llewellyn
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Good day All,

Would any pal have any information on Second Lieutenant Frank Woollerton MC Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Frank was kia 03.10.1918 and is remembered on the Glenfield Memorial. I believe that Frank was born in Glenfield and that his father still lived there.

Regards. Llew.

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Llew

Some Gazette entries for you...

1. LG#30008, 3 April 1917. Link is Here

Yorks. L.I.

Cadet Frank Woollerton to be temp. 2nd Lt. 11 Mar. 1917.

2. LG#30872, 29 Aug 1918. Link is Here

Yorks. L.I.

Temp. 2nd Lt. F. Woollerton, from a Home Serv. Bn., to be temp. 2nd Lt. 13 Mar. 1918, with seniority 11 Mar. 1917.

3. MC Citation LG#31158, 1 February 1919. Link is Here and Here

T./2nd Lt. Frank Woollerton, attd. Yorks. L.I. (2nd Bn.).

On 5th September, 1918, at the crossing of the Somme, he made an effective and hazardous reconnaissance of the further

bank, and, in the face of heavy fire, manoeuvred one platoon across with great skill and covered the crossing of the remainder

of the company, which was accomplished with complete success and without casualties, seventy of the enemy being made

prisoners. The coolness and daring displayed by 2nd Lt. Woollerton and his admirable dispositions were the principal factors

in the success of this operation.

Regards

Steve

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Cheers Steve much appreciated. I still seem to struggle with the Gazette search engine, never get back what I'm searching for.

Regards. Llew.

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