Franklin, F C
FREDERICK CHARLES FRANKLIN
Remembered with honour Arras Memorial: Bay 2.
He enlisted in Croydon, Surrey; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Frederick’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is a brief article about and a Death announcement for Frederick in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 14 July 1917.
Son of Charles and the late Lilia Jane (nee GRISTWOOD) FRANKLIN; husband of Harriet Mary (nee MOSS) FRANKLIN of Thornton Heath, Surrey.
His parents married 14 August 1877 at St Mary’s, Watford. Lilia died 1907 in London aged 46, and was buried 13 July in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford. Charles remarried 30 March 1910 at St Mary’s, Watford, to Clara TOWERS; he died 12 November 1931 in Watford aged 80, and was buried 16 November, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery; Clara died 7 June 1945 in Watford aged 87, and was buried 11 June in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Frederick was born 18 June 1880 in Watford, and baptised 18 July 1880 at St Andrew’s, Watford. He married 2 April 1904 at Thornton Heath; they had four children. He resided in Thornton Heath. Harriet never remarried and died 1965 in the Barnet, Herts, district aged 89.
On the 1881 Census, aged 10 months he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 10 he still lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, a grocer’s assistant aged 20, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a commercial traveller aged 31, he lived in Thornton Heath, with his wife and three children.
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)