Francis was the son of Daniel and Mary Carron, Stewartstown, County Tyrone. He was born in Stewartstown about 1878. The family was shoemakers who lived in the Square in Stewartstown. Rifleman Frank Carron was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on Sunday 8th August 1915.
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.