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Name Francis Shevill Renton
Nick Name "Frank"
Last Known Address Bramwell Street, Hendon, (Bishopwearmouth) Sunderland.
Family Circumstances In 1911 the census showed him with a younger brother living with his Parents, Francis senior and his wife Mary.

Unit of Service 11th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.
Number and Rank 32/258. Private.
Date & Place of Death 3rd October 1916. Somme, France.
Grave Location
(if known)
Where Commemorated
(if known)

Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B. Theipval Memorial, Somme France.

St Ignatious Church, Hendon, Sunderland, - Memorial Plaque.

Renton Family Gravestone, Grangetown Cemetary Sunderland.




Details of any conflict, training exercise and operations which the deceased had participated in during service.

France - Somme.  Flanders.

"Frank" was awarded the Victory and British War Medal. It appears that the 1914 Star was also applied for after his death.


          1914 - 1915 Star                                          1914 - 1918 War Medal                                The Victory Medal




Other general information. online links images etc.

Francis "Frank" was born in the 3rd quarter (Jul - Sep) 1881. He was one of six children born between 1873 and 1890.

In the 1911 census he is recorded to be living with his parents and his younger brother, James.

"Frank's" occupation is recorded as being a Locomotive Blacksmith Striker (railways).

He was awarded the Victory Medal and the 1914-1918 British War Medal after his death.

At the time of his death "Frank" was a bachelor.



Below: The 1911 Census and Summary.


Below are "Frank's" Service Book and Medal Entoitlement record.


The Register of Personal Effects that would pass to the next of kin.



Below: Various Commemorations to Francis.




 Below is the Register of Casualty.




Below: The St Ignatius Church Memorial and the Thiepval War Memorial.









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