Coleshill Remembers World War 1
As a free service to the World War 1 commemoration year, ST-IT Limited have created and are hosting a free database of Coleshill connected veterans.
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Entry for Private Frank Lycett
Royal Canadian Regiment
Year of Birth
Date of Death
Commemorated on the plaque at the Roman Catholic Church, Frank (Francis) Joseph Lycett was born on 11th June 1896 in Walsall. His parents were Frederick (a puddler, making wrought iron) and Bridget Lycett. Frank went to live in the St Paul’s Home, Coleshill, in 1910, and was sent as part of their emigration programme to Canada to work as a farmer in 1911. Frank Lycett enlisted in the Royal Canadian Regiment on 19th January 1915 (service number 402564). Private Lycett was killed in action on 7th March 1916 aged 19 years. He is remembered in the Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium.
St Vincent’s Journal No. 22, Spring 1916 Frank Lycett came to St Paul’s from Walsall in August 1910. There he was always bright and genial, ever ready to give a helping hand. He was one of the most enthusiastic workers in levelling the present football field. He went to Canada on May 18th, 1911. After doing exceedingly well he joined the Canadian Contingent at the outbreak of war. He was killed in action on March 7th.
St Vincent’s Journal No. 21, 1915. Denis Griffin, Frank Lycett and Frank Mancini, who have crossed the seas, visited the Homes. It was a treat to see them again. They thought Canada fine, and had got on so well there that they have no intention of staying in this country after Germany’s punishment.