Frank Evered Stantial

Second Lieutenant Frank Evered Stantial, age 26
3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died 04 May 1915

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 04/05/1915. Age 26.

 

Born 22 February 1889 in Bromley, Kent. Only child of the Rev Arthur Evered Stantial and Mary Kennard nee Greenfield .  His mother died 5 March 1889, shortly after childbirth. Frank was a teacher at a Preparatory School in Wellingborough in 1911, his father Rev Arthur was the vicar at St Johns in Felixstowe at the same time.  He emigrated to Canada but returned in November 1914. 

 

Frank joined the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion Suffolk Regiment and was attached to the 1st Battalion. He was killed when his trench was mortared during the Battle of St Julien. The Battle of St Julien was the first time Chlorine Gas was used in an attack by the Germans. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

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The Suffolk Regiment

Frank Evered Stantial

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

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German front line after the second Battle of Ypres