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Soldier Details

Forenames: Frank Stewart
Date of Death: Saturday, 21st August 1915
Regiment: Bedfordshire
Battalion: 1st/5th
Company: -
Rank: Lieutenant
Number: -
Cause of death: Killed in action
Age: 21
Born: -
Enlisted: -
Resident: Luton
Theatre of War: Gallipoli
Buried/Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey
Grave/Memorial Details: Panel 54 and 218
Further information: Son of Francis and Minnie Shoosmith, of Hart Hill, Luton.
National Roll Information: -
Newspaper Articles: -
Regimental Letters/Books: "The report of August 15th, 1915, says that Shoosmith had a charmed life that day. Practically all his N.C.O.'s and men were knocked out, and he was left with only one man to fight his gun, which he did with utmost gallantry. He swept the ground clear for our advance."
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