WW1 Alumni

Poynor, FJR

Frank John Riley Poynor

Frank John Riley Poynor

Rifleman, London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles)

Frank John Riley Poynor lived at 11 Perry Vale, Forest Hill and joined the war effort as part of the London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles). During his time with the Queen’s, he served overseas on the Western Front as a Rifleman and saw action in France. In 1917, he was serving with a Lewis Gun Section near Arras when he went missing in action on March 28th. He was later presumed to have been killed. Frank is commemorated on the Arras Memorial.