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Frank MATHER

Frank MATHER

Male 1899 - Bef 1976  (< 76 years)

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  • Name Frank MATHER 
    Born 22 May 1899  prob Barton Upon Irwell, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1976 
    Person ID I139  The Turses
    Last Modified 12 May 2010 

    Family Ellen (Nellie) GOODMAN,   b. 18 Jun 1899, Witton, Birmingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1986, 195 Westwood Rd, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married Jun 1926  West Bromwich, Sandwell, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F89  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 May 1899 - prob Barton Upon Irwell, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jun 1926 - West Bromwich, Sandwell, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Frank Mather in his World War I uniform.
    Frank Mather in his World War I uniform.
    Frank Mather was a sapper in the Royal Engineers in the First World War and served on the Somme. He was too old for the Second World War but did join the Home Guard, which was formed as a last line of defence in Britain during the second war, composed mainly of the elderly, and the young and those on reserved occupations for the war effort. He was a lieutenant and used to bring unexploded incendiary bombs home, which had fallen when he was on night duty. The last one he brought home was an incendiary with the addition of an explosive head timed to go off a minute or two after the magnesium had ignited and people were about to smother the bomb with sand.
    Frank Mather WWI Sapper Uniform
    Frank Mather WWI Sapper Uniform

  • Notes 
    • Frank Mather was a sapper in the Royal Engineers in the World War I and served on the Somme. He was too old to serve in World War II but did join the Home Guard, which was formed as a last line of defense in Britain during the second war, composed mainly of the elderly, and the young and those on reserved occupations for the war effort. He was a lieutenant and used to bring unexploded incendiary bombs home, which had fallen when he was on night duty. The last one he brought home was an incendiary with the addition of an explosive head timed to go off a minute or two after the magnesium had ignited and people were about to smother the bomb with sand.

      In civilian life, he was trained as a toolmaker before he went into the army, but after WW I, he also became a pattern maker and eventually took charge of the foundry and pattern shop at the Witton Works of Britain’s General Electric Corporation, when his father retired.