Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
03/04/1896
Geburtsort:
MAN, Thornhill, Canada

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Student, Teacher
Religion:
Presbyterian

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Canada
Truppe:
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
907529
Einberufung datum:
27/03/1916
Einberufung ort:
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Einheiten:
 —  Canadian Machine Gun Corps, 4th Coy.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
09/11/1917
Sterbeort:
Passchendaele, Belgien
Todesursache:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Alter:
21

Gedenkstätte

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Zusätzliche Informationen

Franklin was one of three brothers of Thornhill, Manitoba who went off to the Great War. He enlisted in march 1916 in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he studied to become a teacher. Franklin was taken on by the 4th Canadian Machine Gun Company, of the 2nd Canadian Division, in the spring of 1917.

On 10 November 1917, the Canadians carry out a last large-scale attack to the north of Passchendaele. Only the 1st Division goes into action, while the 2nd Division holds positions in the ruined village.

While preparing their positions at Passchendaele on 9 November 1917, Franklin was killed by relentless German shellfire. He was only 21 years old.

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