Lieutenant Frank STREET
9th Royal Fusiliers
Date of birth: 1871
Date of death: 7 July 1916
Killed in action aged 45
No known grave
Frank was born in Randolph Crescent, Maida Vale, London, the second son of John Bamfield Street, a barrister and Eliza Martha Ellen Wren. The family lived in Beckenham for many years.
Frank was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church. The 1891 census states that he is a Scholar of Christ Church, Oxford.
He was in the Westminster Eleven in 1888 and 1889; in 1888 he was first in batting and second in bowling, and in 1889 (when Captain) second in batting and third in bowling. In the latter year it was said of him: A good bat, with an extremely pretty style, and a steady bowler. At Oxford he obtained his Blue for Association football, but not for cricket. Later he played with success for Essex, and in 1899, when he averaged 30.66, scored 76 v. Leicestershire at Leicester and 60 v. Hampshire at Southampton.
By 1901, he was a schoolmaster and in 1911, he was housemaster of Fircroft at Uppingham School. He had been gazetted in 1908 in the Uppingham School Contingent, Junior Division; Lieutenant Frank Street. Dated 17 July, 1908.
He married after that date to Marie (possibly Willoughby).
At the outbreak of war, he served in the ranks until being commissioned a Lieutenant in the 9th Royal Fusiliers.
He was killed in action in the Battle of the Somme on 7 July 1916 and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A
Probate was granted to his brother John Gwynne Street, Chartered Accountant, on 26 September 1916. He left £3,932-14s-7d.
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