Ground, Francis William


War Service:
Second Lieutenant FRANCIS WILLIAM GROUND of 44 Company Machine Gun Corps was killed in action on 25 April 1917, aged 32. He joined the 18th (University and Public Schools) battalion Royal Fusiliers in 1914 as a private and went to France as a sergeant in November 1915.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorial at St Augustine’s church, Grove Park.

He was the son of Hettie Ground and the late William Ground, of Bromley and Grove Park.

His death was reported in The Times of 5 May 1917.

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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