Frank Green

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Frank Smith Green
Born 9 October 1896(1896-10-09)
Died 3 December 1918(1918-12-03) (aged 22)
Cause of death Shock following burns
Education Boston Grammar School (1910-1913)
Occupation Timber Merchant
Employer Family business; 9th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Parents Frederick William and Sarah Green (née Smith)
Relatives siblings: Agnes, William, Bridy, Charles, Arthur, Florence, Frank, Walter, Joseph

Frank Smith Green was educated at Boston Grammar School. He was born at Swineshead, the son of Frederick William and Sarah Green (née Smith) of Swineshead Bridge.

His father was a timber merchant and the family lived at Gibbett Hills, Swineshead. According to the 1901 census, Frank was one of nine children. The eldest, Agnes, was then 18 years old, and she was followed by William, 17, Bridy, 14, Charles, 11, Arthur, 10, Florence, 9, Frank, 4, Walter, 2, and Joseph, two months old. Frank went to Heckington Council Elementary School and then entered Boston Grammar School on 24 September 1910. He remained there until 17 April 1913, at which time he left in order to enter his father's business.

He enlisted at Grimsby. His service number was 1667. Little is known of his service career or the circumstances of his death. He died at No. 21, Casualty Clearing Station, France, about three weeks after the Armistice. The cause of death was recorded as "...shock, following burns..." although how and when these burns were received is not known.

He is buried in Caudry British Cemetery, France, plot 2, row E, grave 7. He is commemorated on Boston Grammar School War Memorial, and on Swineshead village war memorial.

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