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Sgt Frank TEATE, 6 Yorkshire Regt, DoW 30.1.17

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Sgt Frank TEATE, 33502 6 Bn, Yorkshire Regt, who died aged 37 on 30.01.17. Puchevillers British Cemetery, France


Initials: F

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Serjeant

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment

Unit Text: 6th Bn.

Age: 37

Date of Death: 30/01/1917

Service No: 33502

Additional information: Son of Joseph and Emma Teate, of Great Staughton, Hunts; husband of Lillian Jane Teate, of Dale Rd., Stanton-by-Dale, Notts. Enlisted 9th Nov., 1895, and served through the South African Campaign 1899-1902.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: V. A. 12.


In June 1916, just before the opening of the Battles of the Somme, the 3rd and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations came to Puchevillers. Plots I to V, and almost the whole of Plot VI were made by those hospitals before the end of March 1917. For the next two months the 2nd/1st South Midland Casualty Clearing Station used the cemetery. Plot VII contains for the most part the graves of men who died in the German advance in 1918, many of whom were buried by the 49th Clearing Station in March 1918, or by the 48th Labour Group in August. Puchevillers British Cemetery contains 1,763 First World War burials. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Born Great Staughton, near Kimbolton, Hunts (Cambridgeshire, today)

Enlisted Bedford.

Residence: There is some confusion between where he lived. According to SDGW he lived in Stanton-by-dale, St Neotts, Hunts. The only Stanton-by-dale that I know of is, today, in Derbyshire. So I think they have confused St Neotts with Notts (Nottinghamshire); the county borders have changed, if you see what I mean. Therefore, the CWGC information is correct.

SDGW says our man was A/Sgt (acting sergeant) and he was formerly 3588 10th Hussars.

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I think Norah Irene Teate, born in the March quarter of 1907 in the district of Shardlow may have been Frank's daughter.

Ali, anyone...??


I can't confirm or deny that one I'm afraid.

1881 census gives;

Joseph Teat Head m 25 Great Staughtin occ Agricultural labourer

Emma Teat Wife m 23 ditto occ Agricultural labourer wife

Frank Teat Son 2 ditto

Thomas Woodham Lodger 23 Eaton Bedford occ Ag Lab

Martha Woodham Lodgers wife 20 Great Staughton occ Ag lab wife

Frank Woodham Lodgers son 1 ditto


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6th battalion arrived back at Marseilles on July 1st 1916 after service in Egypt and the Dardenelles.

Moved to the Somme on September 8th in trenches at Authuille.

Took part in heavy fighting at Hessian Trench and Stuff Redoubt in late September early October sufferring many casualties.

Late October 6th battalion at Beaumetz and stayed in this area till February 1917.

"Casualties were few but there was much sickness."

Sergeant Teate wounded at Hessian Trench or Stuff Redoubt?


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Guest Pete Wood

I've just heard from a relative of Frank Teate. Here's what she says:

Thank you for remembering Frank Teate.

One of Frank's brothers Arthur Richard (served and survived WW1) had a son Arthur George who also died - during WW2. He died at Tarakan in Borneo.

He had previously emmigrated to West Australia.

Thanks again

Kindest Regards

Sharon West

(Perth WA)

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