French Napoleonic prisoners of war were sent to the parole town of Alresford. Here are 5 graves dating between 1810 and 1812 of 4 soldiers and one for the wife of an officer who died in the small market town.
Sec-Lieut. Frank Seely. 1st Bn. Hampshire Regt. (6.1897) Educated Harrow. KIA 13.4.1917 at Arras, aged 20. Buried Haute-Avesnes British Cemetery. Grave Ref: C. 14. Son of Maj. Gen. the Rt. Hon. J. E. B. 'Galloper Jack' Seely & Mrs. Seely, of Brooke House, Isle of Wight. A shy, dreamy boy, he wrote to his father: ‘Dear Daddy, I hope you will not mind, but I thought I should not remain at home, while other people are being shot, so I arranged to go to Sandhurst ...'