Frank Raymond Tyler and his older brother Bertie Hugh from Preston both died in the First World War. Frank was born on 21 February 1890, the son of Charles and Louisa Tyler. Charles was from Manton, Louisa from Lyddington and they set up home in the 1860s in Preston and stayed there to bring up their 13 children. Frank was the youngest and followed his father's trade as a shoesmith. He joined up on 5 September 1914 and went to France on 10 August 1915. After two years in France he went to Italy with the 9th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. He died of broncho-pneumonia there on 1 November 1918 and is buried in Giavera British Cemetery, grave 5.C.6. George Phillips wrote: "He was a Corporal in the Territorials for over four years before the war, and like his brother Bertie Hugh, was a well known district cricketer and footballer."
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