SERGEANT FRANK GREGSON
Sergeant Frank Gregson was born in Etwall, the son of Arthur Gregson and Elizabeth, his wife. Arthur Gregson was a bricklayer, as were several of the Gregson family of Etwall. Baptismal records in St Helen's Church record the births of the Gregson children.
1879, 23rd February, Emily, daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth Gregson.
1883, 2nd December, Annie, daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth.
1888, 19th February, Frank, son of Arthur and Elizabeth.
1890, 6th July, Harold, son, and Fanny Babel, daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth.
Fanny Babel died aged twenty months, in 1892, and was buried on the 5th March.
Both of Arthur Gregson's sons died in the Great War, a devastating blow to the family. A memorial card printed in memory of Frank has survived the intervening years, and was given to me by Mrs Viv Rodgers to reproduce here.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF FRANK
The dearly loved son of Arthur and Elizabeth Gregson
WHO DIED AT THE ROYAL NAVAL HOSPITAL