Francis Sydney Dove

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Francis Sydney Dove

Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Hove, Brighton & Hove, UK
Death: February 10, 1957 (59)
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Thomas Dove and Augusta Dove
Husband of Ameila Ethel Ellis Dove
Father of Private; Anthony Brian Cedric Dove and Private

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About Francis Sydney Dove

Francis Sydney "Frank" Dove MM (3 September 1897 – 10 February 1957)[1][2] was a British boxer who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. In 1920 he was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the heavyweight class after losing his fight to the upcoming silver medallist Søren Petersen. After the outbreak of World War I, Dove joined the British army and won the Military Medal for bravery during the Battle of Cambrai (1917).

Biography: Wikipedia contributors, 'Frank Dove', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

Medal Index Cards

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  • First name(s) F S
  • Last name Dove
  • Year 1914-20
  • Service number 91658
  • Rank Private
  • Regiment Tank Corps
  • Service record Soldier Number: 91658, Rank: Private, Corps: Tank Corps
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  • Country Great Britain
  • Medal type British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920
  • Archive reference WO372/23


Gazetted Awards and Mentions in Despatches

  • First Name: F S
  • Surname: Dove
  • Resided Town: West Africa
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Number: 91658
  • Gallantry Awards: Military Medal
  • Gazette Info: Gazette Issue 30573. M.M. His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the mentioned Non-Commissioned Officers and Men.
  • Gazette Date: 12/03/1918
  • Gazette Page: 3231
  • Service: British Army
  • Regiment: Royal Tank Corps


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Francis Sydney Dove's Timeline

September 3, 1897
Hove, Brighton & Hove, UK
November 23, 1932
Age 35
London, UK
February 10, 1957
Age 59
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK