63582 AM3 Frank Waddington, Royal Flying Corps
Born in Burnley, Lancashire in 1893, Frank was employed as a weaver in nearby Earby at the time of his enlistment. A keen artist in his spare time, he was called up into the RFC in February 1917 and was enrolled in the School of Aerial Gunnery at Farnbourough soon after enlistment.
Whilst training in Scotland, Frank was struck down with tuberculosis and died in hospital at Lochdoon, Scotland on 17 June 1917. His remains were transported back to Earby for his funeral and he now lies buried in St.Mary's Churchyard, Thornton in Craven.
17 June 1917
Research by David O'Mara