Entries appearing at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.

Name: Wawn, Frank

Rank: Master

Regiment: Mercantile Marine

Date of Death: 10 April 1915

FRANK WAWN, Master, Merchant Navy "Harpalyce", Mercantile Marine.

Died on Saturday 10 April 1915, age 62

Son of Robert Splifford Wawn and his wife Elizabeth Sarah Webb.

(Robert Splifford & Elizabeth Sarah Webb were married Stepney, Sept Quarter, 1861)

Husband of Hedwig W Wawn of 97 Brighton Street, Wallasey.

Commemorative Information: Tower Hill Memorial, London, UK

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Master Frank Wawn's Memorial at Tower Hill Memorial, London. (taken August 2005)

Name: Wawn, Frederick Middlemost

Rank: Captain

Regiment: Durham Light Infantry

Date of Death: 25 May 1915

FREDERICK MIDDLEMOST WAWN, Captain, 7th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died on Tuesday 25th May 1915.

Commemorative Information:   Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper,

                                                        West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 36 and 38

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Frederick Middlemost Wawn's Memorial at Menen Gate, Ypres, Belgium (taken August 2004)

Birth Record, 1877 - Family Records Centre

Marriage, 1907 - Family Records Centre

The Times, London, 7 June 1916

Other details about Frederick Middlemost:

PRO London Ref WO/374/72575
Captain Frederick Middlemost Wawn
Address: 22 Rowlandson Terrace, Sunderland, Durham
1/7th Durham Light infantry
MIA 25/5/1915 in France

Wife: Haidie Julia Wawn
2 children mentioned (no names mentioned)
Will in 1915 - GBP 5,173
Mrs Wawn remarried to Capt H D Reeve 19.10.18
22 Howle Road, Sheffield

Other PRO references - WO 9/68/345 and OAF 92606

The 1881 census RG11-4996 4 April 1881, Bishopwearmouth, Co Durham lists:

Middlemost Wawn   Age 35    Consulting Engineer    Durham    South Shields

Jenny E (Wife)           Age 35                                             London      St Martins in the Field

Dominque                  Age 9                                                Kent           Calford Bridge

Thomas N                  Age 8                                                Durham    South Shields

Julia C A                    Age 6                                                Durham    South Shields

Frederick M               Age 3                                                Durham    South Shields

Edgar A                     Age 1                                                Durham    South Shields

+ 2 servants

in addition,

Jessie Eudora            was born about 1885

(with thanks to George Graham)

Name: Wawn, John Dale

Rank: Leading Aircraftman

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Date of Death: 26 August 1942

JOHN DALE WAWN, Leading Aircraftman, 943492, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on Wednesday 26 August 1942 Age 22.

Son of John D Wawn and Margaret Eleanor Wawn of Welwick, Yorkshire.

Commemorative Information: Ramleh War Cemetery, Ramla, Israel. Grave/Panel V. 23.

Date: March 2002

Wawn Family Tree