Frank Cardy

Date of birth:                    Last Quarter 1893
Place of birth:                   Southampton
Service No.:                      241692
Rank:                                    Private
Regiment / Division:     Hampshire Regiment
Battalion:                           2/5th (T.F.) Battalion
Died:                                     13th November 1917 aged 24 years
Death Location:               Egypt

Before the War
Frank was born 1893 to Daniel (1858 – 1917) and Louisa Cardy (nee Cawte 1862 – 1923).  They were married in Southampton in 1885.

On 1901 census Daniel was working for a corn merchant, employed as a corn porter. Previous to this he was a lawyer.  His address is 39a Park Road, Freemantle, Southampton.

Frank’s 8 siblings were:
Nellie Louisa (b. 13 December 1887 – d. 1972)
Beatrice (1890)
Gertrude (1892)
William (1897)
Ernest (1899)
Rosina Lily (1902)
Edith May (1902)
Elsie Gladys (1907)

On 1911 census Frank is living at 35 Park Road, Freemantle, Southampton.  He is working as an apprentice upholsterer.

Military History
Frank was serving with 2/5th Territorial Force Battalion in Egypt when he was killed in action in Egypt on 13th November 1917 at the Capture of Junction Station, Palestine (13th – 14th November 1917).

This Battalion was formed on Salisbury Plain in September 1914.  It embarked for India on 13th December 1914, with 2/1st Hampshire Brigade of the 2/Wessex Division.  In March 1917 they embarked for Egypt and on arrival at Ismailia on 5th April 1917 they joined 232nd Brigade in 75th Division.

Frank was awarded the Victory medal and British War Medal.

His name is engraved on the Jerusalem Memorial panels 28 and 29, Jerusalem Cemetery, which is situated north of the walled city.  It is on Or’Hr Hasofim Street, between the Hyatt Hotel and Hadassa Hospital.

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