Information about birth

Year of birth:
1888
Place of birth:
Widnes, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

General information

last known residence:
Widnes, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Profession:
pawnbroker assistant

Army information

Country:
England, United Kingdom
Force:
British Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Private
Service number:
54798
Enlistment place:
Crewe, Cheshire East, England, England, United Kingdom
Units:
 —  146th Machine Gun Company  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
13/11/1917
Place of death:
Zonnebeke Lake, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Age:
29

Memorial

Distinctions and medals 2

Points of interest 4

#1 Place of birth
#2 Last known residence
#3 Enlistment place
#4 ‘Place of death’

My story

Frank Waring (or Wareing), a former pawnbroker assistant, was born in 1888 in Widnes, Lancashire, England. He was the son of William and Mary Waring, living in 144 Mersey Road, Widnes. He was married to Emily Wareing, and was the father of Frank Wareing. He enlisted at Crewe, Cheshire East, England. Frank served as a Private in the 146th Machine Gun Company, part of 146th (West Riding) Brigade, from the 49th (West Riding) Division.

On November 11, the 146th Brigade relieved the 6th Australian Brigade in the front line on Broodseinde Ridge. During the following days, there was enemy shelling in the area.

Frank Wareing, aged 29, was killed in action on November 13, 1917. In 1919 a memorial cross dedicated to him was found near Zonnebeke Lake at 28.D.28.a.40.50. Private Wareing has no known grave and is remembered on panel 159A of the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Sources 4

146th Machine Gun Company (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 95/2795/3).
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
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Ancestry
https://www.ancestry.com/
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Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911 (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), RG14).
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
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War Office: Soldiers’ Documents, First World War (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 363).
https://www.ancestry.com/
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