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Regimental number3520
Place of birthMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Other NamesFRYKLUND, Charles
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDelouth, Minnesota, USA
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Franklin, Delouth, Minnesota, USA
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 12 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 13), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 28 January 1916 (gastritis); discharged to, and taken on strength of Overseas Base, 15 March 1916.

Taken on strength of 5th Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 19 April 1916.

Taken on strength of 55th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 20 July 1916.

Previous report of missing, now, 28 July 1916, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Statement, Red Cross File No 1100712, 4788 Pte F. DRUM, 55th Bn (patient, No 2 General Hospital (Quai)), 6 December 1916: 'He was killed by a shell alongside of me at Fromelles in the early morning of Jul. 20th. He was hit right over by the German trenches. I do not know if his body was recovered.'

Second statement, 4788 Pte F. DRUMMOND, C Company, 55th Bn, 31 January 1917: 'I saw him killed early on the morning of July 20th, in Nomansland (sic)at Fleurbaix, as we were coming back out of the charge. A piece of shell struck and killed him outright. We left him there for dead. I know nothing as the burial of his body.'

Note on file: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.'
SourcesNAA: B2455, FRANKLIN Charles
Red Cross File No 1100712

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