Private 42045, 1st/4th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Died of wounds, 13th September 1918, age 40.

Buried at Pernes British Cemetery, France.

Member of staff at The Tech.


Francis was born in Glasgow. He was married to Mary Jane, had 3 children, and lived in Stockport. In the 1901 census he was living with his father, a widower, two sisters and a brother, in Salford and was a grocer’s vanman. He had worked for the Manchester Corporation, Manchester Education Committee, and as a trainer at The Tech. He is believed to have served with “B” Company 18th Battalion Manchester Regiment as private 10300 before transferring the to Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.