Frank Charnley  was a Private (Service Number 41838) in 1st/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. He was born in Clayton Lancashire in 1882. He was baptised on 9th  April 1882 in Great Harwood Lancashire.  His parents were Joseph and Martha Charnley.

He married Alice Brooks in 1916 in Chesterfield.

He was killed in action on  29th March 1918 and is buried in  Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension.

On the night of 29th March 1918 1st/5th battalion Sherwood Foresters (by this time part of 46th North Midland Division)  were involved in fighting around the Annequin and Beuvry area of Northern France.  As Frank Charnley is buried close to these battlefields, there is a good chance this could be the area where he was killed.

Information on Aix- Noulettes Communal cemetery can be found here 


Frank was awarded the Victory medal and The British War Medal