MENCE Francis V
Regiment : 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 9057
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 27 on the 23rd October 1914
Place of death : Battle of La Bassee
Buried : Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France, Panel 17 and 18.
Birthplace : Born and enlisted Pershore, Worcestershire
Relatives : Son of Joseph and Ann Mence of Church Street, Birlingham, Pershore, Worcestershire
Memorial : Birlingham St James's Church
Also appears on : Birlingham War Memorial
Credits : Researched by Brian Hill. Service records researched by Sandra Taylor.
Additional information on the memorial: Private 2nd Worcestershire Regt.
Frank Mence enlisted as Private, 9057, Worcestershire Regiment at Pershore on 24th January 1905. On his attestation paper he gave his age as 18 years 1 month and his occupation as a labourer. He was 5 feet 6 inches tall with a dark complexion, grey eyes and dark brown hair. Between 1905 and 1908 Frank served in Malta Egypt and India before returning to England in 1912. After completing 7 years of army service he was transferred to the army reserve on 7th March 1912. When war broke out he was mobilised on 5th August and posted to France on 26th August 1914. He was awarded the 1914 Star, the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.
Francis/Frank Mence has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Le Touret Memorial.