Frank W Pinnington

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Sychdyn

Name / Enw: Frank W Pinnington

Regiment/Catrawd: 16th/17th Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 19405

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Gezaincourt Communal Military Cemetery Extension

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: 11,N.12

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: France

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: The British War Medal 1914-1920 Victory Medal 1914-1919 The 1914-1915 Star

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Killed in Action at Doullers on 13th July 1918.  (Died of Wounds 18th July 1918 according to one source)

Frank was born in 1880  in West Derby L,pool. He was the son of William Pinnington, a chef.  At the time of his marriage in 1908 he lived at 13 Arnold Street and he was a 28 year old house painter. His bride was Sarah Bone, she was also 28 and was the daughter of John Bone, a guard. Their home was 34 Parkhill Road. The wedding took place at St Cleopas, Toxteth Park.
By 1911, the couple had moved to Sychdyn and the census reports them living in Duke Street. He was still a house painter and worked on a ‘Gentleman’s Estate’. He and Sarah had one child, a son John Franklin who was 7 months old. They had a visitor, Franklin’s brother William John, a 20 year old ship’s steward was staying with them.

He first entered a theatre of war on 2nd December 1915 and he served in a Trench Mortar Battalion in France.
(Many thanks to distant descendent Pippa Binnie for help with these details).