Rank: Private
Number: 88373
Date of Death: 3 September 1918
Age: 21
Cemetery: Boyelles Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France

Frank Pearson is commemorated on the Bramhall War Memorial although his family connections all appear to be with Hazel Grove. He had been born there, the son of Isaac and Dora and, when the 1901 Census was taken he was shown as the second of their three children. He had two sisters – Bessy and Mary. They were living at 1 Crown Court and later moved to 330 Buxton Road.

Frank originally enlisted into the Cheshire Regiment. His service number, 5228, suggests that this probably towards the end of 1916. After training, he was transferred to the Liverpool Regiment and all of his active service was with that Regiment.

On 1 September, the Battalion attacked towards the village of Riencourt, securing its objective and allowing other units to leap-frog it to keep up the attacks on the retreating Germans. The Battalion’s war diary mentions that casualties were sustained in the attack and whilst they were holding their position in trenches throughout the next day. Frank was wounded at some point and was in the process of being evacuated to a field hospital when he died of his injuries.

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