History & Learning

Convoys Remembered

Frank Arnold Holdsworth

Frank Arnold Holdsworth

Written by Zoe Burns (granddaughter), edited by Natasha Ellakirk.

Frank Arnold Holdsworth

(DOB 27.07.23 – May 2016)

Signalman – HMS Opportune

Further research is being undertaken into Frank’s convoy service.

Frank was awarded medals for his service on Arctic Convoys before he passed away, including the Arctic Star and the Medal of Ushakov.

Photos: Frank in the Royal Navy; Frank receiving the Ushakov medal from the Russian government in 2014 in North Wales; and Frank speaking at a Help for Heroes event in Oswestry in 2013 (pictured in between 2 of his sons).

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