Franklin, W A
WILLIAM ALFRED FRANKLIN
Remembered with honour Arras Memorial: Bay 3.
He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing; neither does he feature in the Soldiers Died in the Great War dataset.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for William in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 19 October 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 29 March 1919.
Son of William George and Alice (nee WINFIELD) FRANKLIN of Watford.
His parents married 1894 in the Watford district. William died 1957 in the Watford district aged 87; Alice died 17 October 1962 in Watford aged 90, and was buried 23 October in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
William was born 1899 in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 2 he lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, aged 12 he still lived in Watford, with his parents and one sibling.
- 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)