Frank Shallow Radford (1885–1918), Private (73965) in the 2nd Battalion the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) formerly Private (291452) in the Welch Regiment, was killed in action in France on 29 October 1918, aged 35. He has a headstone in the St Souplet British Cemetery in northern France, and his death is commemorated on the family grave.

Harry Newman Radford, his older brother, was killed in action in 1916.

Frank was born in 1885 in Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire. He was one of twelve children born to Newman Radford and Mary Ann Radford (née Shallow). Frank became a grocer’s apprentice. He enlisted on 1 December 1915 as Private (291452) in the Welch Regiment before becoming Private (73965) in the 2nd Battalion the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). His residence at the time was 37 Howarth Road, Gorton, Manchester. The following year he married Eva Mildred Hardcastle in 1916 in Lancashire. They had a son: Stanley Hardcastle (1917–2002). He was killed in action in France on 29 October 1918. His family was living at 31 Langdale Road, Victoria Park, Manchester. Frank was entitled to the Victory medal and British War medal.

Radford grave
Radford grave

 

 

 

Lat Lon : 52.202244, 0.13817092 – click here for location

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

See family grave page for more information

 

 

 

 

Sources:
War Graves Photographic Record
www.forces-war-records.co.uk
www.ancestry.co.uk
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916–2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858–1966
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914–1919
UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914–1921
British Army, WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914–1919
British Army WWI Service Records, 1914–1920
Web: International, Find A Grave Index

By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent

Frank Shallow Radford