Rank: Private
Number: 266431
Unit: 1/6th Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 31 July 1917
Age: 21
Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium

He was the son of James & Annie Dunning, 31 Gatley Green, Gatley. The 1901 Census records James, then aged 38, working as a bleacher's finisher. Annie was aged 30. Both had been born in the Gatley area.

Frank enlisted in Stockport being drafted to the local Territorial Battalion. His original service number, 3813, confirms he was not an early volunteer, probably not joining until 1915. He was killed in the Battalion's attack at Passchendaele described here.

(NB: Original research by John Hartley for the Cheadle & Gatley War Memorials website)

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