Private Frank (Francesco) Cimelli was an English soldier of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born on 22 July 1884,[1] in the son of Italian-born Giovanni and Elizabeth Emily Cimelli (née Chamberlain), of Chingford. At the time of the 1911 census, the younger Cimelli was stationed in India with the 1st Battalion, The Essex Regiment.

Cimelli died on 26 August 1914, in the Battle of Le Cateau, while serving with the 2nd Essex on the Western Front. He had arrived in France only days before.[2]

He has no known grave and is commemorated by the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial.  


  1. London, England, School Admissions and Discharges, 1840-1911 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
  2. British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008.


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