Frank Reed Gunstone

&

William Walter Gunstone

 

Submitted by Jenny Allen

Frank and William were Jenny's husband's 1st Cousin once removed

 

Frank Reed Gunstone  1890 - 1916

Son of William Walter & Addie May Gunstone. (nee Reed born in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, USA. She was one of 6 children 3 boys and 3 girls, one of her brothers was named Frank.)
Born October 1890 at Blundellsands Liverpool
1897 Living at 29, Wostenholm Road Sheffield
1901 living at Sandford Grove Road Sheffield
1900s pupil at King Edwards School, School goalkeeper 1907.
1907 Aug sailed to Philadelphia and returned to Liverpool in September.
1911 Living at 11, Ashland Road Sheffield – Student Articled clerk – Accountant

Enlisted in the Sheffield Pals Battalion 12 Y&L Regt. “C” 660
Lance Corporal
Battle of the Somme. Serre
Listed as missing on the roll call 1.7.16 Died 1.7.16
Grave 11 Luke Copse Puisieux France.

'Allelulia for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth'

William Walter Gunstone  1892 – 1916

Son of William Walter & Addie May Gunstone. (nee Reed born in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, USA.)
Born 18.2.1892 at Blundellsands Liverpool
Baptised 21.7.1892 at St. Peter’s Liverpool
1897 Living at 29, Wostenholm Road Sheffield
1901 living at Sandford Grove Road Sheffield
1900s pupil at King Edwards School, played water polo for the school.
1911 Living at 11, Ashland Road Sheffield – Apprentice.

Enlisted in the Sheffield Pals Battalion 12 Y&L Regt. “C” 661
Private
Battle of the Somme. Serre
Listed as missing on the roll call 1.7.16 Died 1.7.16
Grave 21 Luke Copse Puisieux France.

'Allelulia for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth'

 

Further text from Jenny

Frank and William Gunstone. Their father William Walter was the eldest son of William Gunstone who founded the Provision Merchants, Pork
wholesaler and later the Bakery business. Wiiliam Walter was head of this business and it would have passed to Frank in time. William Walter
and his wife Addy had no other children. Gunstones therefore passed along to other brothers of William Walter and their sons - like my
mother-in-law - first cousins of Frank and William. My mother-in-law was Margery Gunstone, she had twin sisters. Their father died in 1910, so
William Walter was a close uncle providing financial and advisory care for the family. Therefore to some extent Frank and "Billy" (William)
were like older brothers to them.

 

 

 

 

 

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