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Captain Frank GIST

Northamptonshire Yeomanry
Attached to 2/1st Tank Corps

Frank was born in October 1880 in Spratton, the son of Captain Theophilus Gist of the 7th Hussars and Anna Maria Susannah (nee Hobson) and brother to Thomas Sellick Gist. Until 1890 the family lived at Spratton Hall but when Frank's father died they moved first to Brighton and Hove and then to Charlton House in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. At some stage the two brothers moved back to Spratton and bought the Manor House in Manor Road. Their mother lived with them and was very generous towards the Boy Scouts, providing them with equipment, accommodation and food for their camping expeditions. Some of the villagers had very fond memories of her.*

Frank joined the Northamptonshire Yeomanry in April 1916 as a Lieutenant and was posted to the Western Front. He was promoted to Captain and attached to the Tank Corps. He retired from the army in November 1921 and was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. When he returned from the war he lived in the Manor House in Spratton with his brother Thomas. Frank Gist died on 12 October 1949, aged 69, in Canford Hills, Bournemouth.

*”Memories of Old Spratton” by Enid Jarvis and Michael Heaton.
Published by Spratton Local History Society 2007.

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The Manor House, Manor Road, Spratton
The Manor House, Manor Road, Spratton
The Manor House, Manor Road, Spratton
The Manor House, Manor Road, Spratton
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