Born: 1887, Ipswich.
Died: 18th July 1916; age 29; KiA.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 5th July 1915 – France.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 14601
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & the 1915 Star.
Pier & Face 1C & 2A,
Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Frank Alfred and Ellen Mary Bales, of 812, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich.
Brother to STANLEY ALFRED BALES
1891 15, Cornhill, Ipswich
Frank was 3 years old and living with his parents
Frank Alfred Bales, 37, a Gun Manufacturer; born Ipswich, Suffolk.
Ellen Mary Bales (nee Bennett), 23; born Ashfield, Suffolk.
1901 Cranmoor House, Hatfield Road, Ipswich
Frank was 13 years old and living with his parents & brother.
Frank Bales, 47, a retired Gun Maker.
Ellen Bales, 33.
Stanley Alfred Bales, 7, born Ipswich.
1911 6, Leonard’s Road, Far Cotton, Northamptonshire.
Frank was 23 years old and a Portrait Photographer. He is a boarder at the home of Edward Goodman, a retired Engine Driver.
28th May 1913 Frank had an entry in the UK, Railway Employment Records. London & North Western.
Frank Bales…Labourer 4 1/2 months…Demanded his money…20/. Character…good…Abilities good.
Frank is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich. ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL, Ipswich.
THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 8th (Service) Battalion: