BRINDLE, Francis Pte. 15159

Francis Brindle

Francis Brindle

Francis Brindle enlisted on the 15th September 1914, being killed in action on the 1st July 1916 aged 20.

Having no known grave, he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.

A single man, Francis was born in Bamber Bridge near Preston in 1897, the son of Robert and Emma Brindle; he was one of eight children born to his parents over a period from 1889 to 1904. They were recorded on the 1901 Census as living at 54 Tootell Street in Chorley and on the 1911 records as living at Gate Moss Farm on Halliwell Lane in Chorley. The local newspapers recorded Francis living at 29 Erskine Road, Chorley; he worked as a Weaver at Yarrow Mill and attended St. Joseph’s Church.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission record his parents as living at 11 Froom Street in Chorley but this was possibly in the early 1920s when the ‘Debt of Honour’ Register was compiled.