Swift, Frank



1889 - 1917
Rank Private
Service no.241906
DiedSeptember 26, 1917




Frank was born in 1889 in Leicester to Henry Ashby Swift, a shoe clicker and Thirza Maud (nee York).
They had 5 children-
John Henry 1887
Frank 1889
Maud Elizabeth 1891
Albert George 1894
Harold William 1898
In 1891 census the family lived at 288 Birstall Street, Leicester. 25.4.1894 Henry was admitted to the lunatic asylum.
9.4.1897 Henry died in the asylum.

In 1901 census Thirza and the children were still at 288 Birstall Street. In 1911 census they were in the same house and Frank is listed as a shop assistant at the co-op grocery store.

On 30.9. 1916 Frank married Mabel Annie Bailey at St Saviours Church. They had no children.

Frank left his job with Roberts and Roberts wholesale grocers and
became private 241906 Kings Own Scottish Boarderers then Private 204599 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers. He died on 26.9.1917 aged 28 and is on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

His address at the time of his death was given as 135 Nedham Street and a photograph of him appeared in the Leicester Daily Post 19.11.17.
The Illustrated Chronicle of 22.12.1917 pg12 carries photographs of the 4 Swift brothers all serving
H Swift Cyclist East Yorks.
H Swift Driver ASC
F Swift Private RSF
A Swift Gunner RFA