Frank Pow

Service:                Army

Rank:                    Private

Service No:           2135

Unit:                     1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment

Pow G is listed on the transcription from the St George Roll of Honour, using the CWGC site & Soldiers Died in the Great War no casualty could be found with positive links to St George. Frank Pow however was from Totterdown so he may have had links with St George so I have included his details here.

Frank was born in Totterdown  Bristol in 1879.  His Parents were George & Mary Pow who were living at 25 Montgomery Street in 1881, at that time Frank had 1 older & 2 younger siblings, his father was a wheelwright. In 1901 Frank was on board Colossus in Devonport Devon. In 1911 Frank now a 33 year old dock labourer was living at 51 Regent Street Bedminster with his widower step-father.

1st.Battaliuon The Gloucestershire Regiment as part of 3rd Brigade in 1st Division landed at Le Havre 13 August 1914. It took part in most of the major actions of 1914 and the Battle of Loos (25 September - 18 October 1915).

Frank was killed in action on 25th September 1915 and is remembered with honour on the Loos Memorial, Panel 60 to 64, he had no known grave. 

Image by courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Frank was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, The British War Medal & The Victory Medal.

References

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Soldiers Died in the Great War

1881, 1891, 1901 & 1911 UK household census

The Long, Long Trail