Address: 46 Earl Street, Shipley (Lodger with George Atkinson & family)
Occupation: Iron Moulder, George Hodgson, Frizinghall
Rolls of Honour: St Paul’s, Shipley
Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Mrs Atkinson of 46 Earl Street, Shipley, has received official notification that her brother, A.B. Frank Patrick, formerly employed at George Hodgson Ltd, Frizinghall, has been killed in action. The date given as July 15th.Patrick, who was a single man, was born at Market Weighton but had lived in Shipley for the past 12 years.He was a member of the New Prosperity Lodge of Oddfellows and was a moulder by trade.He joined the colours in February 1915 and was appointed to HMS Anson.
The esteem in which he was held by his comrades is shown by the following letter to his parents from Sub-Lieut S Luce:“It is with the deepest regret that I have to break the sad news to you of the death of AB Frank Patrick. He was killed instantly on the night of the 15th whilst a few yards from me.“I should like to take this opportunity of telling you what a great loss he is to my company. He was a real brave fellow and would always volunteer for any ‘warm’ job.“He is greatly missed by both
officers and men of the company and I trust this may a slight consolation to you in your very great trouble.”The Rev B M Kennett, chaplain, in the course of a letter stated: “The deceased was a brave lad and died in the cause of freedom and of right. He died for others and what more can a man do?“Greater love hath no man. Let your sorrows in the loss be mingled with pride that you had such a brave brother to give to your country.”Shipley Times & Express 3 August 1917