Private Frank Atack ( - 3 Sept 1916)

Private Frank Atack ( - 3 Sept 1916)

known 7th September 1917

MISSING TWELVE MONTHS: NOW PRESUMED DEAD PTE. F.ATACK OF BRIGHOUSE Mr James Atack, of 15 The Crescent, Brighouse, has received information from the Territorial Records Office, York, that his eldest son, Pte. Frank Atack, West Riding Regt., who has been missing since Sept. 3rd 1916, must now be presumed to have died on or about that date. Pte. Atack’s battalion took part in the “big push” in Sept. last year, and he was one of a number of whom no definite information has since been available. Most exhaustive inquiries have been made, but all that can be ascertained of a reliable character is that he was wounded and passed through a field dressing station on the way to hospital. Afterwards there is a complete blank. It is regarded as probable that he was a victim of a shell which burst and buried a party of stretcher-bearers and patient, all three lives being lost. Before the war Pte. Atack, who was 22 years of age, was employed as a carpet weaver at Messrs. T.F.Firth & Sons, Bailiffe Bridge. He was a member of the young men’s class at St Paul’s Wesleyan Sunday School, and his name is on the Roll of Honour there. He was amongst the earliest in the town to volunteer for service, joining the local battalion of the West Riding Regt. The week after war broke out in August, 1914. He went through the training at Great Coates, Riby and Doncaster, and went to France with the battalion in April, 1915. He came home on leave at Whitsuntide 1916

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    Born 1895

    Died 1916

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