My paternal grandfather, Gustavus Isaac FRANKEL served during WW1 in
the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was gassed and was awarded the Croix
de Guerre. He owned a printing business in Commercial Road, Stepney
from 1920 onwards. When WW2 started, being too old to join up, he wasinvolved as an air raid warden for the area. He was also a long-time
scouter with the No.1 East London Troop, and raised a lot of money
amongst the scouting "alumni."
I recently acquired some newspaper clippings >from my mother. I will
go through them and see if your father was mentioned. This is
something you could also ask of the Tower Hamlets Local History
Collection or SKS who lives there to do for you.
Jeremy G Frankel
ex-Edgware, London, England
Berkeley, California, USA