Frank Gilbert Kilner (1887-1917)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

KILNER, FRANK GILBERT. Bombardier. No 79128. 1st/1st (Wessex) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Skelmanthorpe 31.7.1887. Son of Police Constable George Kilner, 30 Fenton Square, Longroyd Bridge, Huddersfield. Educated Spring Grove Council School. Employed as a french polisher by Mr Marshall Haley, West End, Halifax. Attended Rashcliffe United Methodist Church and Sunday School, where he had held the positions of Sunday Schoolteacher, Superintendent and lay preacher. Husband of Alice Kilner, 47 Morley's Yard, Folly Hall, Huddersfield. Enlisted 4.5.1916. Killed in action, 14.6.1917, aged 29, near Ypres. Buried VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row A, Grave 14.
ROH:- Rashcliffe United Methodist Church.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission