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9297: Visit to Menin Gate

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posted on 2024-01-19, 11:20 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Frank Thomas Batt was the eldest of 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls, their mother was Catherine Batt. Frank was born in 1882 and became a sergeant in East Kent. He served in France, he was a baker by trade and died c1965. Frank's brother Wallace was killed in WWI, but the other two brothers Alf and Harold survived. The boys' sister, Jessie, visited the Menin Gate in the 1920's and met her husband there. The trip cost her £5 4s 6d.

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Name of contributor(s)

Francis Edwin Williams

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Frank Thomas Batt and Jessie Batt

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1914-1918

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Menin Gate

Object(s)

Receipt for visit to Menin Gate. Photos of Menin Gate

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Southway Library, Plymouth (17/05/2019)

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