Frank Marchant White.

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25/8/1916 - Hunts Cyclist Death.   -   Deep regret is felt in St. Neots at the death of one of the Hunts. Cyclists, Pte. Frank White, of Brook Street.  Only 5 weeks ago Pte. White was married to Miss Berry of Eaton Socon.  His age was 23, and before joining the Army he worked at the paper mills.  For a long while his father, Mr. John White, was landlord of the "Queen Victoria", Green End.  Deceased was greatly liked and esteemed by a large circle of friends.  He used to play football for the St. Neots Church Lads Club.

 25/8/1916 - Hunts. Cyclist Killed.    -    The sad news reached St. Neots on Monday of the death in action of private Frank White ["Flitter"], of the Hunts. Cyclists Battalion [attached Berkshires].  He is the first St. Neots member of the Battalion to be killed in the war.  His age was 23 and about six weeks ago he married a daughter of Mr. J. Berry, of Eaton Socon, with whom much sympathy is felt.  Before the war he was employed at the Paper Mills, and then for Mr. H. F. Bull, builder, and was a predominant member of the St. Mary's football team.  His father died about 9 months ago.  Another brother, George, is serving in the Army.       

He was Private 1484, 1/1st Hunts Cyclist Bn. born St Neots, enlisted at  Huntingdon, (Eaton Socon) KIA 15/8/16. - He served in the 1st Bucks Bn. Ox & Bucks Light infantry.

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. White Frank M, 1484 Pte., (1/1st Hunts Cyclist Bn. attd.), b St Neots, e Huntingdon, (Eaton Socon) KIA 15/8/16. Thiepval Memorial. He served in the 1st Bucks Bn. Ox & Bucks Light infantry.  
St. Neots War Memorial photo.

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. . Martyn Smith