Born: 28th December 1896, Tollesbury, Essex.

Died: 25th August 1918; age 21; wounded, missing & assumed KiA.

Residence: High Street, Tollesbury, Essex.

First Enlistment Location: 12th December 1915; Occupation: Clerk. Signed up for the Duration of the War.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 265422

Regiment: 1st/6th (Cyclist) Battalion, Suffolk Regiment.

Transferred Royal Naval Division – 15th June 1917 – Draft for B.E.F. 4th July 1917 – joined ‘Hawke’ Battalion 28th August 1917 – 31st October 1917.

Gassed & invalided to the UK – 6th November 1917. Draft for B.E.F. 17th May 1918, joined ‘Hawke’ Battalion – 27th May 1918 – 18th June 1918 – Shrapnel Wound – Right Hand. Rejoined 8th june 1918 – 2nd August 1918.

Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: R/3102

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves, ‘Hawke’ Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr & Mrs Elijah Chatterson, ‘Dolphin Villa’, West Street, Tollesbury, Essex.




1901   West Street, Tollesbury, Essex.


Frank was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Elijah Chatterson, 38, an Oyster Fisherman, born Tollesbury, Essex.

Maria Chatterson (nee Banyard), 37, born Tollesbury.

(Bessie) Elizabeth Maria Chatterson, 8, born Tollesbury.

William Henry Chatterson, 6, born Tollesbury.

Horace George B. Chatterson, 1, born Tollesbury.

Reginald Arthur Chatterson, 6 months, born Tollesbury.

1 general domestic servant.


1911   West Street, Tollesbury, Essex.


Frank was 14 years old, he was aattending School & a part time Errand Boy – Bootmakers. He was living with his parents & brothers.

Elijah, 48, an Oyster Mercahnt – employer.

Maria, 47.

William, 15, a Grocer’s Boy – Grocer.

Horace, 11.

Arthur, 10.


Frank is also remembered at the Mersea Museum, Essex and at Christ Church, Tacket Street, Ipswich.


Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves, ‘Hawke’ Battalion:


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