Franklin's death

Franklin's death

known 25th May 1915

The Battalion War Diary reports: Festubert May 25 142nd Brigade on our Right successfully attacked at GIVENCHY. Covered their advance by fire on enemy communication trenches. Maxims hard at work but no real targets. Sent 8 Bombers to help 8th Bn LondonRegt take J1 and J3. Trenches heavily shelled/ Started a communication rench from end of YELLOW ROAD to J1. Night very bright and exposed to heavy shell fire and machine guns but were able to dig enough to give cover to men crawling. Officers: 1 Killed. 3 Wounded. Other ranks 7 killed. 10 wounded.”

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    Born 1893

    Died 1915

    British Army 2385 Private London Regiment

    British Army 2385 Private London Regiment 1/15 lond Battalion