Frank Henry Wadlow.

. Frank Henry was born Hampstead, Middx., e Huntingdon, (Peterborough, N'ants.,  267565 Pte., KIA F&F 15/8/16. 

He served in the 1st/1st  Bucks Bn. Ox & Bucks Light infantry [267565] - died in this unit.

From a local paper 21st July 1917   =     Private F. H. Wadlow, Hunts Cyclist, attached Bucks Regiment, son of Mr and Mrs. H. G. Wadlow, 'Marylands', Dogsthorpe, who was reported missing on August 15th 1916, is now officially notified as having been killed on or about that date.  

From a local paper = 2/9/1916    Private F. H. Wadlow Missing    Private F. H. Wadlow, Cyclist corps, attached to the Buckinghamshire Regiment, elder son of Mr. H. G. Wadlow J.P. an Mrs. Wadlow of Dogsthorpe, is reported missing. Mr Wadlow has received a communication from the depot in which it is stated on August 15th the company were holding a trench which was being very badly shelled, and no trace has been found of several of the men who were attached to the company. It may be of some comfort to you to know that the officers of the battalion state that the Peterborough men have been of invaluable service to them, and they are very proud of them. 

From a local paper = 9/9/1916    Pte. Frank Wadlow Probably Slain    Private Frank Henry Wadlow, of the Cyclists with the Buckinghamshire's, elder son of Mr H. G. Wadlow J. P. of Dogsthorpe alas is in all probability slain. Still the parents would like to hear something of his last moments in the trenches before the fatal bomb shattered him. He was 28 years of age, educated at Kings School, and though apprenticed to outfitting, he was in training when he joined the Hunts. Cyclists last September. The Commanding Officer of the regiment writes the following kindly letter: "Dear sir, you will by now have heard the sad news about your son, he was reported missing but 1 fear that there is little doubt that he has been killed, his body was never found. He had only been with us a short time, but during that time we had learned to appreciate him. I am wording the sentiments of the whole company as well as my own when I say that he is a great loss to us. I can only offer you my sincerest sympathy in your terrible trouble. R. Gregson-Ellis, Lt. Officer Commanding D Company, 1st/1st Bucks Regt."

From a local paper dated September 30th 1916 - Private Frank H. Wadlow, Hunts Cyclists, elder son of Mr H. G. Wadlow, J P. and Mrs. Wadlow of Dogsthorpe, Peterborough. It has been ascertained in a letter to his fiancé Miss Herbert of Cow Pasture Farm, Woodston, Peterborough, was shattered by a shell while he was on sentry duty in the firing line on August 15th.

Wadlow Frank Henry =  born Hampstead, Middx., e Huntingdon, (Peterborough, N'ants., 267565 Pte., KIA F&F 15/8/16. Thiepval Memorial. He served in the 1st Bucks Bn. Ox & Bucks Light infantry.

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He is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial  Pier and Face 10 A and 10.

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