42062 Private FRANK MORGAN.

1/4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment.

Enlisted at Brotton.

Died of wounds as Prisoner of War, age 27, on the 22nd of September 1918.

Son of Charles and Bessie Morgan, of 6 Vaughan St, North Skelton in Cleveland, N Yorks.

Glageon Communal Cemetery Extension.

1901. Frank, aged 9, was living at 6 Vaughan St. He had been born in North Skelton.
His father, Charles, aged 39, was a Deputy in the Ironstone mines. He had been born in Skelton.
His mother, Bessie, aged 35, had been born at St Ives, Cornwall. By 1911 she has had 9 children and 7 are still living.
Frank had three older brothers - Joseph aged 16, who was an assistant schoolteacher; Frederick aged 14, who was a grocer's assistant and Richard aged 11.
He also had two little sisters - Annie 4 and Mary aged 2. All born in North Skelton.

1911. The family are still at 6 Vaughan St, but Frank is not listed as still at home. Another son has arrived, Charles, aged 3.
Frank, aged 18, is working as a Shop Assistant. He lives with his Grandmother, Mary Morgan, aged 74 at 10 Bolckow St, North Skelton. She had been born in Easington, N Yorks.
His Uncle, Richard Morgan, a widower, aged 39, lives with them and he works as an Ironstone Mine Deputy.

The 1st/4th Bn East Yorks were part of the 150th (York and Durham) Brigade, which was in turn part of the 50th (Northumbrian) Division.
Frank's medal card shows that he did not join his Battalion in France until 1916 or later. It is not know when he was taken prisoner.
The 1/4th East Yorks were in the same Brigade as our local 4th Yorks Battn and many of their men were captured in the German offensives in the Spring of 1918, especially when the entire 50th Division was virtually wiped out on the Aisne on the 27th May.

Frank died of wounds, as a Prisoner of War and is buried in the Glageon Communal Cemetery Extension. The village of Glageon is 56 kilometres East of Cambrai and was in German possession for all the duration of the War except the final days.

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