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lack of information-WW1 death

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Hello,
Im trying to find out further information on Frank Altoft. Died 28/12/1915, buried in Malta. Border regiment 20218.
Ive found very brief service records at the National Archives and have found his grave details on CWGC, but cant find any information on how he died, whether he was killed in action or just died.
Can anyone advise of how I could get this information.
He was my GGrandmothers first husband, so would love to find out more about him!
Many thanks
 

robh

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hi,madlittleangel.
not ure if you are still searching;
frank altoft
border regiment;6th battalion.
birthplace;moston,lancs.
enlisted;manchester.
residence;miles platting,manchester.
rank;private.
servive No;20218.
died;28/12/1915.
how died;died of wounds.
theatre of war;malta.

death cert,ref,1915.i.10.200

if it is not an i could be number 1.

rob.

the information was from a kind man from the ww1 forum.
his name is ryegate.
 
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frank altoft
private
20218
6th border regt
born moston
lived,miles platting
enlisted manchester 1914
aug 1914 went to belton park,grantham,lincs[training]
apr 1915 to frensham camp,surrey[training]
30-6-15 entrained for liverpool
1-7-15 sailed from liverpool on board the empress of britain, bound for egypt
8-7-15 arrived at malta
10-7-15 sailed for alexadria,egypt
12-7-15 arrived at alexandria
16-7-15 sailed for lemnos,arriving at mudros harbour on 18th
20-7-15 sailed for gallipoli on board the SS whitly castle+SS partridge
21-7-15 landed at helles via the beached SS river clyde
his battalion left gallipoli on 18th dec,1915,frank must have been wounded just before they left.
he died of wounds in hospital on 28-12-15 and buried in the protestant section at malta[capuccini] naval cemetery.
age 22
son of charles+maria.

his elder brother also died in the war.

harold,charles altoft
private
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C.company
2/7th lancashire fusiliers
born,hull
enlisted,moston
killed in action during the german march offensive on 21-3-1918
wife mary
age 29
listed as missing in action,no known grave
named on the pozieres memorial
he registered his vote between oct 1917 and jan 1918,giving his address as 19 faversham st,dean lane,moston.

regards,mack
 
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