Emotive lot to a Sussex Man, Frank Gaston of Lindfield. It consists of the following items.
British War Medal
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate
G/12151 Private Frank Gaston, Royal Sussex Regiment.
Frank Gaston served in the 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, 74th (Yeomanry) Division. He died on 18th September 1918. Died of wounds received when the 74th Division assaulted the Hindenburg Line on the 18th September 1918.
He is commemorated on Lindfield War Memorial. His cousin Harry is also commemorated on Lindfield War Memorial. They were neighbours living at 4 and 5 Frederick Cottages, Lewes Road, Lindfield. See later notes.
His Commonwealth War Graves Commission Certificate shows him as the husband of A.S. Gaston of 4 Frederick Cottages, Lewes Road, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, Sussex.
He is Remembered with Honour at Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Identified Casualties in this Cemetery number 418,
Doingt is a small village on the eastern outskirts of Peronne, on the left hand side of the D44 road to Ham and St. Quentin.
The Cemetery is signposted from the centre of the village on the D199 road (towards Tincourt) and is situated behind the Communal Cemetery, which is to the left of the church.
Doingt was captured by the 5th Australian Division on 5 September 1918, and the village was completely destroyed in the fighting. In the same month, the 20th, 41st and 55th Casualty Clearing Stations arrived, remaining until October, when the cemetery was closed. It was made in three plots; Plot I contained only Commonwealth graves, Plot II only American, and Plot III the graves of both armies. The American graves were later removed by the American Graves Registration Services.
Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension contains 417 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 1 being unidentified, and two burials from the Second World War.
The extension was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.
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