Frank Edward Mabbet


Date of birth:              1886PoppiesPlace of birth:              Southampton
Date of marriage:       1915
Place of marriage:      Kettering, Northamptonshire
Service No.:                  201762
Rank:                                Private
Regiment / Division:  Suffolk Regiment
Battalion:                        4th Battalion
Died:                                 23rd April 1917 aged 31years
Death Location:           France

Life before the War

Frank’s father was Alfred John who was born in 1863 Poole, Dorset and died in 1937. His mother Emily Ellen nee Orchard was born in 1862 and christened on 30th November 1862 in Wool. Dorset she died in 1906.

Alfred and Emily married in 1883. After his wife Emily died, Alfred married Florence E Elliot in 1928 Southampton. Florence was born in 1870 and died 1939.

Frank had siblings:

Alfred James b.1884 m.1915 d.16th October 1957

William Charles b.1889 m.1915 d.18th February 1962

Albert Victor b.1891 m.1914  d. 8th January 1966

Elsie May b.1896 m 1923 d.11th December 1946

Edith Kate b.1 February 1899 m.1922 d.1994

Ernest George b.10th April 1901 d.1973

Cecil Arthur b.6th September 1903 m.1926 d.1971

The 1891 census shows  the family were living  at 42, Valley Road, Southampton where Alfred worked as a Locomotive Fireman.

In  the 1901 census  Frank was living with his grandparents Francis and Ellen. They were living at 48, Cliff Road, Southampton.Frank was employed as a Clothing Apprentice. There is no trace of his parents and siblings in 1901.

In the 1911 census, Frank was living at 22, Wyatt Street, Kettering, Northamptonshire, where Frank was registered as a boarder. He was working at a Printers Business as a Book Binder.

Franks’ father Alfred,  now a widower, was  living at 2, Ancasta Road, Southampton with some of his children. His son Alfred was working as an Engine Driver and Albert was a Hair Dresser. Alfred James was a Gentleman’s Outfitter and was living as a boarder at 22, Pevensey Road, Eastbourne, Sussex. William was living at 19, Radcliffe Road, Southampton, with his aunt, he was a Shop Assistant.

In 1915, Frank married Ada A Freeman in Kettering, Northamptonshire.

Brother Alfred’s National Probate

“Mabbett Alfred James of 13 Queens Acre Cheam Surrey died 16 October 1957 at Sutton and Cheam Hospital Sutton Surrey. Probate London 31 January 1958 to Ethel Harriett Mabbett widow. Effects £2031 19s 5d”

Brother William’s National Probate

“Mabbett William Charles of 134 Byron Road Thornhill Southampton died 18 February 1962 at The Royal South Hants Hospital Southampton. Probate Winchester 30 March 1962 to Cynthia Mabbett spinster. Effects £245 8s”

Brother Albert’s National Probate

“Mabbett Albert Victor of 21 Blighmont Crescent Millbrook Southampton died 8 January 1966 at The General Hospital Southampton. Probate Winchester 10 February 1966 to Elsie May Mabbett widow. Effects £3770”

Sister Elsie’s National Probate

“Redman Elsie May of Sunnyholm Salisbury Road Broughton near Stockbridge Hampshire widow died 11 December 1946. Administration London 26 February 1947 to Doreen Mary Gunstone (wife of Edwin Stanley Gunstone). Effects £1021 9s 9d”

 Franks’War Service

Name: Frank Mabbett
Birth Place: Southampton
Death Date: 23 Apr 1917
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Northampton
Rank: Private
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment
Battalion: 4th Battalion
Number: 201762
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Comments: Formerly 27315, Northants Regt

Frank is Remembered with Honour on the Arras Memorial, France.Frank Mabbett

Arras Memorial Register

 Mabbett, Pte. Frank, 201762. 4th Bn. Suffolk Regt. 23rd April, 1917. Age 31. Son of Alfred Mabbett,
of Southampton; husband of Ada A. Mabbett, of 8, Upper St., Kettering, Northants”

Frank was entitled to the British Service and Victory Medals.

Research completed by B/L 2013.

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