Frank Remembered, Scouts Remembered

In Bermondsey, there are no local memorials that we know of. There are so many stories of Bermondsey’s experiences in World War Two, yet it is still surprising that not more is known about what Frank did which is why the research continues.

The Scout Memorial

The Scout Memorial Project remembers all Scouts and has a dedicated page on this website.

Civil Defence Memorial

Also at the National Memorial Arboretum is the Civil Defence Memorial dedicated to the memory of those that served in Civil Defence, amongst them air raid wardens like Frank. Frank’s name is recorded in the book of remembrance held in the chapel.

The Civil Defence Memorial in 2001

Scout Association Archives

The UK Scout Association has a Heritage Centre which also maintains the WW2 Roll of Honour on-line at

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Frank’s name is recorded on the roll of honour held by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Image source: PDF file from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website

Don’t forget that Frank is only the best known of the Scouts who were killed in service. There are at least two further Bermondsey Scouts that were killed in 1941 shortly after Frank’s award, Scout Harry Hughes (17) and Scout Fricker, not to mention the large numbers who must have been injured.