L/Cpl Lister Frank Isaac

  • Date of birth: 18/03/1887
  • Place of birth: Southport, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Date of death: 04/10/1917
  • Place of death: Joist Farm, Belgium
  • Cause of death: Killed in action (K.I.A.)
  • Age: 30
  • Profession: Architect
  • Country: England, United Kingdom
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service number: 27532
  • Enlistment date: Unknown
  • Enlistment place: Unknown
  • Last known unit: 10th Batt King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
  • Force: British Expeditionary Force


Additional information

Frank Isaac Lister was a 30 years old architect from Yorkshire, UK. Lance Corporal Lister was part of the 10th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI), 64th Brigade, 21st Division. On 4 October 1917 his battalion took part in the Battle of Broodseinde, one of the Battles of Passchendaele. The attack was launched with the intention to conquer a portion of the road just west of Reutel and the village itself. The 10th Battalion formed up behind the 9th Battalion KOYLI and was responsible for the second objective, the village of Reutel. After heavy fighting they managed to take Joist Farm and Juniper Trench. Around noon a heavy counter-attack was launched from the south-east, but this attack was beaten off. During this battle 25 soldiers of the 10th Battalion were killed, 41 went missing. Frank Isaac Lister was one of them. His body was never retrieved and he is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial panel 109A.