Regiment : 9th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 14752
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action aged 37 on 10th August 1915
Buried : Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Turkey, Panel 104 to 113.
Birthplace : Born and resident Stourport, Worcestershire, enlisted Birmingham
Relatives : Husband of Florence Madelaine Smythe, 34 County Rd., Thornton Heath, Surrey
Memorial : Stourport Boat Club
Also appears on : Stourport War Memorial. Stourport High School formerly in Stourport Boys School.
Credits : Researched by Adrian Carter.
Kidderminster Times 22nd August 1914: Frank Smythe volunteered for the front.
Kidderminster Times 31st October 1914: Home from Egypt, now gone to the front.
Frank Smythe volunteered at the outbreak of war and took great interest in his training. He was the only child of Mr and Mrs Thomas Smythe, High Street, Stourport, he married Florence (nee Law) on his last furlough before leaving for the front. In his younger days Frank was articled to a firm of architects in Worcester, afterwards taking up photography. He was a great lover of the Severn and boating. There is an obelisk to his memory in Stourport (Lower Mitton) St. Michael churchyard. This also marks the grave of his father, Thomas John Smythe, died 29th January 1929.
Sources for additional information: Kidderminster Times 11th September 1915, Kidderminster Shuttle 11th September 1915, Kidderminster Times 18th September 1915, reported with photo.
From 9th to 12th August the 9th Worcesters took part in the attack from ANZAC towards Sari Bair.