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).