Private Frank Hunsley (1890-1917)

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Frank Hunsley was born the 27 September 1890 in Beverley, the son of Robert and Louisa Hunsley. After leaving Beverley Grammar he attended York Training College and graduated as a certified teacher. His first post was as an assistant master at St Barnabas' School in York. In September 1914 he was appointed assistant master at Minster Boys' School, Beverley. In April 1915 he was given leave of absence to join the Army.
He joined the 4th Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers 56th Division). He died on 26 September 1917 at the Battle of Polygon Wood. He was awarded the Victory Medal and British War Medal. Frank is commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Two of his brothers, Tom and Robert were also killed in action

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