Born: 31st March 1891, Diss, Norfolk.

Died: 25th April 1915; age 24; KiA at the Attack at St. Julien, Ypres.

Previously reported missing, now for official purposes presumed to have died. 

Occupation: a Bread Salesman

Enlistment Details: Date: 24th September 1914; Location: Canadian Forces Base, Valcaitier, St. Gabriel-de-Valcaitier, Quebec; Age: 23 years & 6 months; Religion: CofE; Next of Kin: Walter C. Seager, of 105, Constable Road, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 6 ins, complexion: light, eyes: brown, hair: dark. Plate upper jaw & wart over the right eye.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 21243

Regiment: Canadian Infantry, Manitoba Regiment, 8th Battalion, 90th Winnipeg Rifles, 8th Battalion.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 24-26-28-30.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,

West Vlaanderen,



Relatives Notified and Address: Oldest son of Walter Charles & Minnie Elizabeth Seager, of 105, Constable Road, Ipswich.




1901   116, Hervey Street, Ipswich.


Frank was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Walter Charles Seager, 35, a Commercial Traveller; born Ipswich.

Minnie Elizabeth Seager (nee Skeet), 35; born Ipswich.

May Laura Agnes Seager, 8, born Diss, Norfolk.

Stanley Cyril Seager, 4, born Leighton, Essex.

1 servant.


1911   123, Constable Road, Ipswich.


Frank was 20 years old, a Commercial Traveller for Fancy Stationery. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Walter, 45, a Commercial Traveller – Fancy Stationery.

Minnie, 45.

May, 18, a Mantle Maker at a Drapery.

Stanley, 14.

Gordon Charles Seager, 9, born Ipswich.


On the 22nd March 1913, 21 year old Frank Seager arrived at the Port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He had sailed aboard the S.S. ‘Virginian’ of the Allan Shipping Line.


Medals, Plaques and Scrolls were sent to Frank’s father, Walter C. Seager, at 105, Constable Road, Ipswich.


Memorial Cross was sent to Frank’s mother, Mrs. Minne E. Seager, of 105, Constable Road, Ipswich.




Frank is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich. Northgate High School Memorial. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.



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