b. 1883 Plaistow, Essex. d. 19/05/1917 France.
DATE OF AM ACTION: 07/06/1910 Claybury Asylum, Woodford Bridge, Essex.
Frank was born in Plaistow, and began his working life at Claybury Asylum in Woodford Bridge. On 18th December 1910, he married Margaret Jones at St Andrews, Plaistow, and was presented with the Albert Medal by King George V at Buckingham Palace on 23rd February 1911. He enlisted at the start of World War I in the Norfolk Regiment. He was killed in action on 19th May 1917.
On the 7th of June, 1910, Diamond saw one of the patients climbing a stack pipe at the Asylum, and, realising the man’s danger, immediately followed him up the pipe. The man got on to the roof, at a height of about 37 feet, where Diamond reached him, and succeeded in. supporting him until a rope and ladder were brought, and the patient was rescued unhurt.
BURIAL LOCATION: MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, FRANCE.
PLOT III, ROW E GRAVE 7A.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.
Allan Stanistreet – Image of Frank Diamond AM.
Steve Rogers – Image of Diamond’s grave in Mont Huon Military Cemetery.