FRANK WILKINSON MASH

Frank is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.

 

Born: 1882, Ipswich.

Died – death accepted: 9th April 1918; age: 35. Served 2 years & 122 days.

Residence: Wandle Bank, Beddington, Surrey.

Occupation: Clerk.

Enlistment Date: 9th December 1915; Age: 33 years & 2 months; Religion: CofE. Signed up for the Duration of the War. height: 5ft 6ins. Served 6 years – Bloomsbury Rifles. Next of Kin: Isabella – wife & daughter Edna – 7, Wandle Bank, Beddington.

Sister – Grace Bucknall – 4, Khartoum Road, Ipswich.

Sister – Kathleen Marshall – 7, Wandle Bank, Beddington.

Sister – Olive Stafford – 23, Bulmershe Road, Reading.

Half  brother – Arnold Southam Mash – 14, Alpe Street, Ipswich.

Half sister – Daisy Honour Mash – 14, Alpe Street.

Half Sister – Honorine Eunice Mash – 14, Alpe Street.

Half Sister – Gwenneth Joyce Mash – 14, Alpe Street.

 

Service:

Home – 9th December 1915 – 2nd October 1916.

France – 3rd October 1916 – 18th December 1916  – to England – H.S. St. Andrew.

Home – 19th December 1916 (granted a furlough – 22nd March 1917 – 31st March 1917) – 14th July 1917.

France – 15th July 1917 – 9th April 1918.

 

Sickness – Trench Fever – 19th December 1916 – 29th January 1917 – 42 days in a V.A.D. Hospital.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 70231.

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps, 40th Battalion.

Formerly 44796, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 11.

Ploegsteert Memorial,

Belgium.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Mash, of Alpe Street, Ipswich; husband of I.M. Mash, of Beddington, Surrey.

 

Brother to HENRY SALMON MASH.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   36, Palmerston Road, Ipswich.

 

Frank was 8 years old and living with his parents, siblings & widowed, maternal grandmother.

James Salmon Mash, 37, a Carpet Salesman, born Tendering, Essex.

Martha Sindell Mash (nee Wilkinson), 38, born Littleport, Cambridgeshire.

Grace Mary Mash, 13, born Ipswich.

Henry Salmon Mash, 12, born Ipswich.

Ethel Louisa Mash, 10, born Ipswich – died 1901, Ipswich.

Kathleen Martha Mash, 5, born Ipswich.

Hilda Alice Mash, 2, born Ipswich – died 1914, Ipswich.

Esther Wilkinson (nee Taylor), 75, Living on own Means, born Littleport – died 1893, Ipswich.

 

1901   Regent Street, St. James Westminster.

 

Frank was 18 years old, a Draper’s Assistant – Dickins & Jones – a high quality department store.

 

1911   9a, Margaret Street, St. Marylebone, London.

 

Frank was 28 years old, a Draper’s Clerk – Peter Robinson Ltd. He was a boarder at Peter Robinson’s sleeping apartments.

 

Frank’s mother, Martha Sindell Mash died 1900, Ipswich.

 

In 1901, Ipswich, Frank’s father, James married Daisy Eliza Southam Harris, born 1875, Curry Rivel, Somerset. They had 4 children.

 

On the 9th March 1912, at Holy Trinity Church, Southall, Middlesex, 29 year old, Frank, a Commercial Clerk, of 22, Dean’s Road, Hanswell, married 29 year old, Isabella Miriam Gould, of 21, Lady Margaret Road, Southall.

They had 1 daughter:

Edna Grace Mash, born 1913, at Beddington, Surrey.  Baptised: 7th December 1913.

 

Frank’s Victory & British War medals were received by his widow, Isabella at her home on the 12th April 1922.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Isabella M. Mash – widow.

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