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Gunner Frank Arthur Diehl (44073)

Royal Field Artillery

Capbadge of the Royal Artillery

Malvern Commemoration: Holy Trinity North Malvern

Burial/Commemoration: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension

Nature of Death: Died of wounds Bailleul, France 26/5/1915

Next of Kin: Son of Mr John William Diehl of Laburnam House, Newtown Road

Previous Employment: Printer, subsequently Regular Army artilleryman

Frank Diehl was a greengrocer’s son, who served his apprenticeship as a printer under Mr W H Lovell. He enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery [1] at Liverpool, and was stationed at Woolwich before the war. When war broke out, he went out with the first Expeditionary Force.

He was severely wounded on 24th May 1915 whilst laying out a telephone wire and was admitted to a base hospital at Bailleul where he died on the 26th May. In a letter to the wife of the deceased, Major J Stewart commanding the Battery writes: “I need hardly say that I and all the Battery are very grieved at his loss, and I hope you will accept our sincere sympathy. He was a man who did great work in the Battery and he will be a great loss to me.”

Malvern News 12/6/15
Stevens Annual for 1914 Malvern 1914


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