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John FRANKLIN

Regimental number885
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressSomerton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 5"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinAunt, Mrs Ethel Samwell, Somerton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 January 1918
Discharge date26 August 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 30 January 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 21 March 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 26 August 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death15 March 1935
Age at death39
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, FRANKLIN John

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