Frank was born in Hapton and finally settled in Nelson where his parents owned a newsagents. In the window was a map of the Western Front on which his father moved map pins according to the position of British forces. Frank was awarded the Military Medal before being killed in action in 1918.
His mother had a pin – the lugs remain – fitted to the medal and wore it at Remembrance Day services. She was occasionally challenged by police when wearing the medal but when she explained it was in memory of her son they turned a blind eye.