H Arrand

Unknown. A list published by the Crowle Advertister shortly after the armistice records a Herbert Arrand as a casulalty who died during the war. However no-one by this name is recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission or on the Roll of Soldiers Who Died in the Great War.

Possibly – Frank Arrandsouth wales borderes regimental badge
Private 40530, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers, (previously 30777 Royal Welsh (Welch) Fusiliers and 26473 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry), killed in action, 31st July 1917, aged 21.

Born at Eastoft in 1896, Frank was the youngest of the six children of Gillott and Mary Jane Arrand (nee Burtwistle). His father was a blacksmith from Belton and his mother from Adlingfleet. In the early 1900’s the family moved toStyrrup, near Tickhill, Nottinghamshire where Gillott died in 1906.
Mrs Arrand had moved away from Tickhill by 1917 as in the Worksop Guardian’s report of Frank’s death, she is described as being ‘late of Styrrup’. Most of her family still lived in the local area, including a sister Alice who lived with her husband, Elmer Arrand (a cousin of Gillott) and their family in Crowle, it seems likley she returned here too. Mary’s death was recorded at Goole in 1919.
Prior to enlistment Frank worked at Rossington Colliery. He enlisted in the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry at Doncaster post 1915 and shortly afterwards was transferred to the 8th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers at that time in Mesopotamia (Iraq).
In December 1916 Frank was injured when the 8th Royal Welch began operations to recapture the Turkish held town of Kut el Amara and evacuated back to Britain for recuperation. Following his recupperation he was transferred once again, this time to Western Front to join the the South Wales Borderers, serving in on the Western Front.
On 31st July 1917, the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchedale), Frank was with a working party from the 2nd Welsh Borders building a road making, when a shell burst among them. Frank Arrand was killed instantaneously.
Frank has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
He is not remembered on any local memorial but is commemorated on the Haworth, Nottinghamshire, War Memorial.