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Roll of Honour Data Page
(later Hon. Lt. Colonel)
Francis May Reid
27 May 1907 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Antrim Fortress Company
22 Oct 1937 commissioned with rank of 2nd Lieutenant.
1937-9 Jul 1941 Antrim Fortress Company
WW2- attached to the King George V's own Bengal Sappers and Miners.
1 May 1947 from active service to be rank of Major with seniority from 1 May 1944 and is granted Honorary rank of Lt. Colonel.
27 May 1957 retires from Territorial Reseves having reached their maximum age limit. Retaining his Honorary Rank.
son of Sir John William Byers (1853-1920) (Professor of Midwifery and Diseases,) and his wife Frances (Fanny) Reid (-1950) [m.1902 Belfast ]
1916- he attended Campbell College, Belfast.
younger brother of John Stafford Reid Byers (1903-1984)
and Rowland Morrow Byers (1905-2000)
Frank was father of three sons, one of whom died in infancy.
1929 BA from Trinity Oxford
Solicitor with 'Johns Elliot Wallace & Co.'
Chairman of the Royal Maternity Hospital , Belfast
1947 Marjorie Joyce Llewellyn (1917-1971) in Westminster RD, England
13 Apr 1973
Cemetery / Memorial:
23 Aug 1935 gained his private pilot's licence
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