Frank Oakley Dye

Informatie over geboorte

Pilsley, Derbyshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Algemene Informatie

Ponymenner - Koolmijn

Informatie legerdienst

Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
British Expeditionary Force
Service nummer:
Dienstneming plaats:
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
 —  Royal Field Artillery, 402nd Bty. 5th Bde.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
Plaats van overlijden:
Potijze Château, België
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Canada Farm Cemetery
Plot: II
Rij: B
Graf: 29

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Medaille — 23/02/1920
Victory Medal
Medaille — 23/02/1920

Points of interest 2

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Mijn verhaal

Gunner Frank Oakley Dye served in the 402nd Battery, of the Royal Field Artillery 5th Army Brigade, which participated in the Third Battle of Ypres.

At the start of the offensive on the 31st of July 1917 all Batteries of the Brigade were still in Northern France near the town of St Omer. From September 1916 onward the 5th Brigade RFA had served with the 4th Canadian Division in France. But in July 1917 the artillery unit was transformed into an Army Brigade and moved to Flanders where it was to support the Second Army at Ypres.

Any official military documents of the whereabouts of the 5th Army Brigade RFA in August 1917 are missing. However we do know that the Brigade arrived at the Ypres front in August 1917 and that it’s guns were positioned near the Potijze Château Grounds in September 1917. Where its Batteries were engaged in shelling German Batteries, positions and supply lines. But the German artillery was equally on its toes and the Batteries and supply lines of the RFA 5th Army Brigade were frequently shelled.

Gunner Frank Oakley Dye was mortally wounded on the 8th of August 1917, possibly due to German counter-shelling while being stationed near the Potijze Château. He was evacuated to Canada Farm, which at the time was used as a dressing station. He succumbed to his wounds and was buried on the adjacent Canada Farm Cemetery.

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