Franklin, William James


War Service:
Private 76051 WILLIAM JAMES FRANKLIN of 268 Protection Company, Royal Defence Corps died on 16 January 1920, aged 41. He had previously served as private 678076 in 11th battalion, the London regiment. The Royal Defence Corps was formed in 1917 from the Home Service battalions of infantry regiments. These usually comprised men who were too old or too unfit for front line, overseas service. The Corps provided men to guard key locations such as bridges and ports and to guard PoW camps.

Location of Memorial:
He is buried in Brockley cemetery, where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone.

He was the son of George and Harriet Franklin, of Camberwell and husband of Maud Ellen Franklin of 46, Alvar Street, Deptford. They married in the autumn of 1901.


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Andy Pepper

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