Private Francis Robert Adkin

Army Number: 36532

Battalion: 11th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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He was born in Nottingham and lived at Hyson Green, Nottingham. Son of John Samuel Dunn and Ann Adkin, of 133, Brushfield Street, Hyson Green. He was a postman prior to enlisting at Nottingham on 9th December 1915, went to France on 9th September 1916, and Italy on 9th November 1917. He returned to France on 18th September 1918 and was killed in action, on 24th October 1918, during the attack near Fontaine-au-Bois, France.

Buried Fontaine-au-Bois Communal Cemetery, France. Row D, Grave 10.

Fontaine-au-Bois Communal Cemetery, France.

Private Adkin is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
St. Stephen’s Church War Memorial, Hyson Green, Nottingham.
Nottingham Central Methodist Mission (Albert Hall) War Memorial, Nottingham.
Nottingham Post Office War Memorial (Queen Street Post Office), Nottingham.
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.