FRANK PAILTHORPE 

Rank: Private
Service Number: 57986.
Regiment: 13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers Monday 26th August 1918 Age 19County Memorial Hyde
Commemorated\Buried CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL
France
  Frank was born in Hyde, Cheshire in 1899. He lived with his father Harry, a joiner, and his mother Maria at 75 Commercial Street, Newton. He had 2 brothers, Harold & Thomas and a sister Elizabeth. By 1911 his father had died and they were living at 7 Newton Street, Hyde.
  Frank enlisted in Hyde, originally into the South Wales Borderers as private 49826. He was later transferred to the 13th Royal Welsh Fusiliers as part of a block transfer. He was killed in action on the 26th August 1918. He is buried at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Dept DE La Somme, France. VII E11.

 The Battalion war diary for that day:

        5.15am. Artillery put down a heavy barrage at Delville Wood.
        5.45am. The brigade advanced on Ginchy, 14th & 15th Battalions Royal Welsh Fusiliers leading with the 13th Battalion following 400 yards behind. Ginchy was occupied without opposition. A few prisoners were taken.


    Resarcher: Darryl Porrino