Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Frank Leonard Findon was born in Bridgnorth in 1894 and was baptised at St Leonards on June 27th. A note in the baptismal register says that Frank was one of the first two children to be christened in the new font (which had been consecrated on the 24th). He was the son of Richard Butt Findon and his wife Sarah Ann. They lived at the grocers shop which they ran at 38 Whitburn Street.
Frank was educated at Bridgnorth Grammar School. By 1911 his family had moved to Handsworth and Frank was working as junior clerk to an estate agent.
Frank served with the 16th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He went to France with the battalion on 21st November 1915. He was killed in action on 26th September, 1916 on which day his division was involved in the Battle of Morval, a phase of the 1916 Somme campaign. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.
Private Findon, No.68, 16th RWR, was awarded the Victory and British medals and the 1915 Star. His older brother Richard Findon was also killed during the Battle of the Somme.
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