Frank was born in 1895 in Barrow on Soar, Leicestershire to Arthur Cunnington, a stone labourer and Jemima (nee Thompson). They hag 12 children –
Arthur Elijah 1882
Harriet Aimee 1883
Edith Gertrude 1885
Charlotte Ethel 1898
Thomas Redvers 1901
Dorothy Jane 1901
In 1901 census the family lived at 14 Vulcan Road.
In 1911 census Jemima is living at 87 Sherrard Road with her daughters and younger boys. Father and older boys may be working away.
In 1916 Frank married Lizzie Warmington and they had a daughter, Irene, in 1916.
Frank became Lance Corporal 4241 Machine Gun Corps. He was Killed in Action on 4.10.1917, aged 22, and is on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium (panel 15-159 & 163A).
At the time of his death his home address was given as 7 Frederick Road.
Frank’s photograph is in Illustrated Chronicle 22.12.1917 Pg 12
Illustrated Chronicle 16.2.1918 Pg 1
Leicester Mercury 7.2.1918 Pg 4.