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Born: 1895
Died: 10 November 1916, Somme
Buried: Pochervillers British Cemetery
Address: 17 Wrose Road, Five Lanes End, Eccleshill
Parents: Bell Arthur & Sarah, nee Taylor
Occupation: Spencer Bros, wholesale milliners, Bradford
Organisations/clubs: Eccleshill Congregational Sunday School
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: Eccleshill Park & St Luke’s
Regiment: 1st Bradford Pals
Frank Irving
Pte Frank Irving of the 1st Bradford Pals has died of wounds inflicted by a shell which fell on the house where his company was billeted. The casualties were eight killed and five wounded. Good hopes were entertained of his recovery but he passed away the morning following his admittance to the clearing station. He was a respected member of a class at the Eccleshill Congregational Sunday
School that has furnished 30 recruits for the army and navy and he was in the first batch to enlist. He is the second out of the class that has made the supreme sacrifice. Pte Irving was the only son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Irving of No 17 Wrose Road, Five Lanes End and was formerly employed by Messrs Spencer Bros, wholesale milliners, 63 Sunbridge Road, Bradford. The deceased soldier was 21 years of age. Shipley Times & Express 8 December 1916
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