Franklin, F E
FREDERICK EDWARD FRANKLIN
Remembered with honour Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery: Plot XXIV, Row E, Grave 26A.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 29418 Royal West Surrey Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Frederick’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Frederick in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 2 November 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 27 September 1919.
Son of Frederick and Mary Ann (nee HARVEY) FRANKLIN of Rickmansworth, Herts.
His parents married 1897 in the Lambeth, Surrey district. Mary died 1947 in the Watford district aged 72; Frederick died 5 August 1958 in Watford aged 84.
Frederick was born 25 February 1899 in Rickmansworth, and attended Watford Grammar School from January 1912 to December 1913.
On the 1901 Census, aged 2 he lived in Rickmansworth, with his parents and no siblings. On the 1911 Census, aged 12 he still lived in Rickmansworth, with his parents and two siblings.
Date of death30/09/1918
Age at death19
Place of death
- 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)