No.14754, Lance Corporal, Frank WENHAM
Aged 20

8th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died of his Wounds on Monday, 12th March 1917

Frank Wenham was born in Castle Camps in 1896 (Linton Q2-1896 3B:501), baptised in Castle Camps on 31st May 1896, son of John and Jeanette WENHAM (née GIBBS).

1901 census...Aged 5, he was at The Village, Castle Camps with his father John WENHAM [30] farm labourer; his mother Jeanetta [32]; sisters Ivy Lillian [3] and Olive [2] born Shudy Camps. All except Olive were born in Castle Camps.

1911 census...Aged 15, grocer's errand boy, he was at Church Lane, Castle Camps with his parents (father now horsekeeper); sisters Ivy Lillian and Olive (Olive now recorded as born Castle Camps), and brother Reginald [9] born Castle Camps. One of the 5 siblings had died.

He enlisted in Haverhill. He was transferred from the 9th Battalion to the 8th Battalion.
In the absence of his Service records and dying of his wounds, it is impossible to be sure where or when he was wounded. The battalion did storm the village of Irles on 6th March, and captured Resurrection Trench. Then on 10th they captured the village.

photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Frank Wenham is buried in St.Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, grave O:6:K:2

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