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Frank William Lupton

Frank William Lupton

Date of Birth

1895

Course

2 Years at Borough Road College, 1914-1916

Service number

Unknown

WW1 rank

Second Lieutenant

Royal Fusiliers, 9th Battalion

Theatre of war

France, Europe

Date of death

4 August 1916

Location of death

Albert Front, Battle of the Somme

Buried/memorial

Thiepal Memorial (Grave/Memorial reference: Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.)

Biography

Second Lieutenant Frank William Lupton was born in 1895. He won a County Council Scholarship to Abingdon School in 1906. He was apparently a prominent member of the 6th Form, and obtained First Class Honours and Distinction in English in the Oxford Senior Local Examination. Whilst at school he enjoyed playing cricket, and won the Average bat of the Cricket XI with an average of 47. Lupton attended Borough Road College for two years, little is known about his academic studies, but he kept up his love of cricket by representing the college.

Sources

Entry on p.88 [Roll of Honour page], Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, BFSS/2/9/12/11, BRCSYG52, BRCCR010, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Abingdon School Memorial (http://www.abingdon.org.uk/index.php/second_lieutenant_frank_william_lupton), University of London O.T.C. Memorial List (http://www.mocavo.com/Roll-of-War-Service-1914-1919/585128/52)