WW1 Alumni

Eagle, FW

Frank W. Eagle

Frank W. Eagle

Lieutenant, Royal Engineers

Frank W. Eagle lived at 21 Kellet Road, Brixton and attended Alleyn’s until 1911. After the outbreak of the war in August 1914, he quickly obtained a commission in the Royal Engineers and after completing his training was sent for service on the Western Front. During his time overseas, Frank served in France and received a temporary promotion to acting Captain in 1916 after having proved himself to as a reliable and dedicated leader in battle. He continued to serve in France until he was killed in action on June 6th 1916, a month before the launch of the Somme Offensive. He was considered by his Commanding Officer, Brigadier-General Stratford, as a ‘most able and brave officer’.