Born: 1895, Chelmsford, Essex.
Baptised: 15th June 1895, Chelmsford, Essex; parents: Alfred & Louisa Parker Boon.
Died: 18th March 1919; age 23 – of Bronchial Pneumonia – at the 51st Casualty Clearing Station. Illness caused by exposure under active service conditions whilst engaged on military duties. Served 3 years & 288 days.
Residence: 13a, High Street, Ipswich.
Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 4th June 1915; Age: 20 years. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Height: 5ft 2 ins.
Service: embarked: Southampton 25th January 1917 ‘Archimedes’ – disembarked: Havre 26th January 1917 – attached 2/3 (Home Counties) Field Ambulance 58 Division. Leave: 17th March 1918 – 31st March 1918.
Rank: Driver; Service Number: 238389.
Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps, No. 1. Coy, 58th Div. Train.
Medals Awarded: Granted 1st Good Conduct Badge – 4th June 1917. Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alfred & Louisa Parker Boon, of 13A, High Street, Ipswich.
1901 10, Conduit Street, Chelmsford, Essex.
Frank was 5 years old and living with his parents & sister.
Alfred Boon, 35, a Cycle Dealer – own account – at home, born Earl Soham, Suffolk.
Louisa Parker Boon (nee Grave), 41, born Chelmsford.
May Louie Boon, 13, born Chelmsford.
1911 13, High Street, Ipswich.
Frank was 15 years old and living with his parents & sister.
Alfred, 47, living on Independent Means.
Louisa, 52, living on Independent Means.
1 housekeeper (same as 1901).
Soldiers’ Effects to Alfred Boon – father.
On the 10th March 1920, Frank’s mother received the Memorial Scroll. She wrote a letter in reply of acknowledgement and thanks.
Frank is also remembered on the war memorial at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.