WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter B. 

Frank Leslie (Francis???) Braithwaite

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:16th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Australian Infantry
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:Belgium
Cemetery or Memorial:Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1889 in the Altrincham R.D. - 8a/168, the
son of Charles & Elizabeth Braithwaite (nee Barlow, formerly Parry).   His
birth was registered under the name of Frank Leslie Braithwaite.   His
mother was oringinally married to Thomas Henry Parry, who died in 1884,
aged: 39.   She married Charles Braithwaite in the December quarter of

1891 Census - 99 Northenden Road, Sale.    Son - aged: 1 - born: Cheshire. 
 Head of household - Charles Braithwaite - Married - aged: 28 - occ: Market
Gardener - born: Lancashire.   Also - Elizabeth Braithwaite - Wife - aged:
40 - born: Cheshire.   Plus 1 elder brother and 6 half-siblings (Parry).

1901 Census - 99 Northenden Road, Sale.   Son - aged: 11 - born: Sale.  
Head of household - Charles Braithwaite - Married - aged: 36 - occ: Florist
- born: Wigan, Lancashire.   Also Elizabeth Braithwaite - Wife - aged: 48 -
born: Sale.    Plus 3 siblings.  None of his Parry half-siblings are listed
at this address.

1911 Census - 99 Northenden Road, Sale.   Son - aged: 21 - born: Sale.  
Head of household - Charles Braithwaite - Married - aged: 48 - occ: Market
Gardener - born: Stretford, Lancashire.   Also Elizabeth Braithwaite - Wife
- aged: 60 - born: Sale.    Plus 2 siblings.  2 of his Parry half-siblings
are now listed at this address as 'Visitors'.

Listed as FRANK L Braithwaite on all three census returns.

Emigrated to Australia when he was 21 years of age (1911).    He was 6 feet

Youngest son of Charles Braithwaite.   Attended St. Anne's School, Sale
Moor, he sang in the choir at St. Anne's Church, Sale Moor and belonged to
the St. Anne's Christian Brotherhood.     He was a leading member of their
gymnastics section, he was a wrestler and a boxer and a member of the
Church Lads Brigade.

Enlisted in August 1914 and served at Gallipoli.

A.I.F. Database.
Place of birth - Sale, Cheshire, England.    School - St Anne's School,
Sale, Cheshire, England.   Age on arrival in Australia - 21 
Religion - Church of England.Occupation - Salesman.   Marital status -
Age at embarkation -25.   Next of kin - Father, Charles Braithwaite, 99
Nothonden Road, Sale, Manchester, England 
Previous military service -Nil.  Enlistment date - NO ENTRY.   Date of
Enlistment from Nominal Roll - 1 October 1914 
Rank on enlistment - Private.   Unit name - 16th Battalion, A Company. 
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/33/1 
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board
Troopship A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914 
Rank from Nominal Roll - Warrant Officer (Class II).   Unit from Nominal
Roll 16th Battalion.    Fate - Killed in Action 12 June 1917 
Place of death or wounding - Messines, Belgium.    Age at death 26.   
Place of burial No known grave.  
Australian War Memorial - 78.   Other details War service: Egypt,
Gallipoli, Western Front
Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12
April 1915. Promoted Company Quarter-Master Sergeant, 24 April 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria ex Mudros, 30 December 1915 (general Gallipoli
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June
1916; disembarked Marseilles, 9 June 1916.
Admitted to 36th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 November 1916; transferred
to No. 1 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 16 November 1916; to 51st General
Hospital, 21 November 1916; discharged to Base Details, 3 January 1917;
total period of treatment for venereal disease: 50 days. Rejoined unit, 23
January 1917. Promoted Temporary Company Sergeant Major, 12 April 1917.
His father Charles Braithwaite, gave the Australian War Memorial his
details and gave the name of Mr. Dowson, Headmaster of St. Ann's School,
Sale, as another reference for information.

Listed F.L. Braithwaite on St. Anne's Mem.    The Australian WMD also lists
him as Francis Leslie Braithwaite.     Only the CWGC lists him as Leslie
Francis Braithwaite ???     The 1915 Sale Directory lists a - Charles
Braithwaite - Market Gardener.    Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll
of Honour for 1918, which lists him as F. Braithwaite.

Death reported in the 17/07/1917 edition of the Altrincham Guardian and
comemorated on the family grave in Sale (Brooklands) Cemetery.

Memorials found on:
St. Anne's (Sale Moor)
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