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silversFrank was born in Wolverhampton in 1893, the son of Frederick A. and Sarah Silvers. In 1901, they were living at The Talbot Hotel (Frank’s father was the proprietor), on the corner of Queen Street and King Street, Wolverhampton. Frank had a sister, Ann P., and brothers Arthur T. and Charles O. Frank attended Wolverhampton Grammar School (an obituary appears on their First World War site). The family were still at the Talbot in 1911, although Frederick had died so Sarah was now the proprietress. Frank was now an accountant’s articled clerk, working for the chartered accountant Mr R. H. Johnston of Queen Street, Wolverhampton. He also captained Penn Fields Football Club.

At the outbreak of war, Frank enlisted in the 1/6th South Staffordshire Regiment (number 9331), initially becoming a Lieutenant, and becoming a captain in 1917. He had been mentioned in the Express & Star article on the ‘Public Schools Battalions’ on 8 September 1914. He first served in France from 25 June 1915. In 1918, he was awarded the Military Cross, but he died of wounds on 27 May 1918. This was announced in the Express & Star on 29 May 1918. Frank is buried at the Pernes British Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France. He is also remembered on the memorial in the Lady Chapel of St Peter’s Church. The value of his effects was £391 10s. 9d.