LieutenantDE PASS, FRANK ALEXANDER

Died 25/11/1914

Aged 27

34th Prince Albert Victor's Own Poona Horse

V C, Mentioned in Despatches

Son of Eliot and Beatrice de Pass, of 23, Queen's Gate Terrace, Kensington, London. Born in London. Inscription on tomb quoted from a sonnet by his Rugby school-fellow, Rupert Brooke. ". . . . . . . Loved. Gone proudly friended.".

Inscription

SON OF ELIOT AND BEATRICE DE PASS BORN 26TH APRIL 1887 ". . . . . . . LOVED. GONE, PROUDLY FRIENDED".

Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 29074, dated 16th Feb., 1915, records the following

"For conspicuous bravery near Festubert on the 24th November, in entering a German sap and destroying a traverse in the face of the enemy's bombs, and for subsequently rescuing, under heavy fire, a wounded man who was lying exposed in the open."

Buried at BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY

Location: Pas de Calais, France
Number of casualties: 3069

Cemetery/memorial reference: I. A. 24.

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.