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Frank Edwards

Frank Edwards

Frank Edwards

FRANK EDWARDS

Second Lieutenant, Frank Graham Edwards, 109 Squadron, Royal Air Force.

Born 15 August 1898 at Macclesfield, youngest son of Henry Deakin and Charlotte Mary, (nee, Lowe), Edwards, of, 189, Newton Street, the 1911 census shows the family had moved to 261, Peter Street. Frank was educated at St George’s School before moving on to the Grammar School. His occupation before joining the Forces was as a junior appointment in the Income Tax Department of the H.M. Board of Inland Revenue

He joined the Shropshire Imperial Yeomanry, later to be transferred and commissioned into the Royal Air Force. Major, H. F. R. Gordon, commanding the station at Lake Down, Salisbury, wrote to Frank’s parents explaining “It was at 5 p.m. in the evening of Friday, 3 May 1918, on Salisbury Plain, when Frank was having practice flights, which consisted of diving and firing at a target on the ground, that the tail broke of his machine and he crashed to earth”.

This crash was fatal, he was aged 19 years. The plane was DH4, Reg No, B5486

Second Lieutenant, Frank Graham Edwards is buried at Macclesfield Cemetery, Cheshire.
C.W.G.C. Ref: – P. 13228.

Also refer to

  • Macclesfield Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Barnswood archive Macclesfield WW1
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling
  • WWI List of Addresses Trevor Druce Macclesfield Reflects
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