Frank Arthur Reed.

Frank was the son of Jesse and Sarah Reed, of Cotton Farm, Offord D'Arcy, Huntingdonshire. His birth is recorded in 1894 as Frank Arthur Reed and this is recorded in the June quarter 1894 - ref Caxton 3b, 431.

He enlisted in the HCB sometime before the 11/7/1915 at Huntingdon, when his name first appears on the roll. He was posted to the 2/1st Battalion, A Company and as a private held the HCB number of 1225.  Upon enlistment he gave his address as Cotton Farm, Offord Darcy, his occupation was given as a farm hand for Mr. Farr at Yelling.

He was posted to the base depot B.E.F. France on 26th July 1916, he was rationed up to and for that day. Order was part 2 No. 171 issued by W. L. Stephenson, 2/Lieut. & acting Adjutant, 2/1st Hunts. Cyclist Battalion. The order was issued at Well Camp Alford at 8-00 p.m., 28th July 1916.  When in France he was posted to the 14 (Service) Bat. Royal Warwickshire Regt. with the Army number of 30227.

He was Killed in action, France and Flanders on the 24/4/1917.

Photo of his name commemorated on Bay 3 of the Arras Memorial Pas de Calais, France.

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial Pas de Calais, France.

Many thanks to Herbert Norris, who is carrying out research on the Offord Darcy Roll of Honour, for additional information on the family and background details on this soldier.

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