DYER Frank Howard
Regiment : 267 Battery 119 Field Regiment Royal Artillery
Service number : 867576
Conflict : WW2
Date of death : 29th February 1940
Buried : Ipsley (St Peter) Churchyard, Worcestershire, England, West Of Church.
Relatives : Son of Mrs A.G. Dyer, of Headless Cross
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
Appears on the Army casualties list for Worcestershire.
The following information has been taken from St Peter’s, Ipsley Servicemen’s Memorials, researched by David Hargreaves and Heather Berry:
Frank Dyer’s birth was registered in the September Quarter 1920, the son of Arthur George Dyer and Annie Elizabeth Taylor of Headless Cross. His siblings were Arthur George born in 1910, William F. born in 1911, Rose born in 1914 and Leonard born in 1923. His death certificate states that prior to enlisting he was a finisher at a cycle factory. His unit was a first line Territorial Army regiment in the Great War. The 267th Battery was based at Easemore, Redditch. In 1939, this unit formed a second line regiment, designated as the 119th Field Regiment which came under the command of the 61st Infantry Division. It served with this division throughout the war. The 267th Field Regiment transferred to the 1st Infantry Division in January 1940, serving with that formation in Tunisia, Italy and Palestine.