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(photo copyright : CWolfe and family)


1921 Nottingham, England.


Service No.



591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE

Military Notes:
Service Record:

"D" Coy, 667 PARTY, 6 TBRE Pinefield Camp, Moray.
No.5  Platoon, "A" Coy, 4 PTC, Fulwood Barracks
Ringway Parachute Training Course 82.

Bulford Camp, Wiltshire

Family Notes:

Son  of  Frank Merchant Wolfe (1883-1960)
and his wife Elsie Grace Highfield (1899-1990) 
m.1920 Nottingham.

Brother or half brother of 
June Wolfe aka Cresswell 

In 1939 Elsie is living with Edmund Frank Cresswell (1901-1985). Frank and Elsie had separated some time earlier. Elsie and Edmund did not marry. Her death record is in the surname Wolfe.

Civilian Occupation:

Nottingham  Railways 




6  Jun 1944 aged 23.

Administration of his Will was granted 31 Oct 1944 to his mother Elsie Grace Wolfe at Nottingham. His death date recorded as 'on or since 6 June 1944'.

He was executed while held captive as a prisoner of war at Château de Grangues


His  body was interred at Château de Grangues, then later reinterred in 1945 at Ranville War Cemetery plot 3A, row C, grave No.2 after a war crimes investigation.


L'église de Notre Dame et de Saint Roch Memorial, at Grangues, Calvados, France 


Letters from Sapper Wolfe to his father
Château de Grangues Inquiry Index (Click) 


Mentioned on the Standing Orders sheet for 27 Apr 1944 (Click)




Frank Merchant Wolfe and his son
Frank Wolfe Jnr.[Photo copyright C.Wolfe]

Sapper Frank (Trotzky) Wolfe on the right, and an as yet
un-identified colleague on the left. [Photo copyright C.Wolfe]

Sapper Wolfe's grave stone at Ranville CWGC, France.
[Photo copyright C.Wolfe]


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