Rossiter, Francis Charles

Certificate: ROSSITER, FRANCIS CHARLES – courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Remembered with Honour at the Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban (grave ref: D13.) in France Private Francis Charles Rossiter. Service No: 20681, 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry.  Date of Death 4th September 1916 in the Battle of the Somme.

Francis Charles Rossiter was born in Halstock, Dorset in 1896.  He was the son of Charles Henry Rossiter (b:1859) in Somerset and Jane Rossiter (nee Oxenbury) (1859-1907) born in Symondsbury.  In the 1901 Census his father’s occupation was listed as ‘Baker – Own Accounts’.  In the 1911 Census Francis is listed as living with his sister Mabel Mary Oxensbury (nee Rossiter) at Bridge House, No.2. in Chideock, Dorset.  Francis had five sisters and two brothers.

Francis was ‘killed in action’ on 4th September 1916 and is commemorated at the Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban, France and also on The Chideock War Memorial.

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