Francis (Frank) Leo Clancy

Edited by : WelshMemorials Welsh Memorials to the Great War 26/05/2016

Date of Birth: 1896

Place Of Birth: Morriston, Swansea / Treforris, Abertawe

Date of Death: 23/10/1918

Gender: Male

Where buried: Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, France/Ffrainc

  • Date of birth - 1896

    Where? - Morriston, Swansea / Treforris, Abertawe

  • Date Enlisted - 1916

    Where? - N/A

    Age - N/A

    As -

  • Battles

  • Date of the battle - 1/7/1916

    Where? - Somme

  • Date of the battle - 7/6/1917

    Where? - Messines

  • Ranks

  • Rank Date - N/A

    Rank - As Lance Corporal

    Service - British Army

    As - Welsh Regiment

    Service number - 35804

  • Date of Death - 23/10/1918

    Where? - N/A


  • Mother - Margaret Clancy
  • Father - William Clancy
  • Brother - Will Clancy


  • The Common, Plasmarl, Abertawe (Swansea)

Additional Information

Rhondda Leader 4/5/1918: Private Frank Clancy, Welsh Regiment, brother of Mr. Will Clancy, Buteistreet, Treorchy, the well known Rhondda trainer, while recovering from his wounds at an English hospital volunteered to give a quart of his blood to save the life of a Canadian soldier who had both lost both legs. In a letter to his brother, Private Clancy stated that he was progressing favourably, but was still weak. He enlisted two years ago, and had served 18 months tin France. He has been recommended for a commission for gallant work on the field. He has been wounded three times, at the battle of the Somme and Messines Ridge, and has also contracted fever. One of his two soldier brothers has been discharged from the Army. His mother resides at Plasmarl Common, Morriston, Swansea.

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