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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Tyne Cot cemetery, Belgium, Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
08 Aug 1895
Hutton Buscel Yorkshire
Francis was the son of Lovel a farmer and Emma Danby, of Brompton-by-Sawdon, Yorks. He was the brother of Richard Lovel, John, Christopher Lovel, Marjorie Caroline, Henry Maxwell and Sophia May Danby all of whom were born in Hutton Buscel. In 1911 they lived at Swan Hill Wykham Yorkshire along with nine servants working on Lovel’s farm or in the house.
He attended St Cuthbert's College Sparken Hill Worksop1912 - 1913
28 Dec 1917
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Lieutenant
5th Bn Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Francis enlisted as a private into the Yorkshire Hussars (2906). He was gazetted 29th December 1915 second lieutenant from the 19th December 1915. He was killed in action on 28th December 1917 and is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, grave reference I F 1
He is also commemorated on the village war memorial at Brompton by Sawden, Yorkshire
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Tyne Cot cemetery, Belgium, Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Francis Geoffrey Danby - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Tyne Cot cemetery, Belgium, Courtesy of Murray Biddle
  • Tyne Cot Cemetery , where Francis Geoffrey Danby is buried. 
Courtesy of CWGC
    Francis Geoffrey Danby - Tyne Cot Cemetery , where Francis Geoffrey Danby is buried. Courtesy of CWGC