Franklin, Frederick Thomas


War Service:
2nd Corporal WR/194368 FREDERICK THOMAS FRANKLIN of the Railway Operating Division of the Royal Engineers died on 20 January 1918, aged 26. Second corporal was a rank found only in the Royal Engineers and Army Ordnance Corps. Although they wore only one chevron, unlike a lance corporal they held full non-commissioned officer rank. The rank was abolished in 1920.

He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery in Israel.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorials at the church of St James, Hatcham and St Michael Knoyle Road.

He was born in Battersea. He was the son of Thomas and Charlotte Elizabeth Franklin, of 14, Ruddigore Road, New Cross.


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