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John William FRANKLYN

ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHay Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Edward Ernest Franklyn, Hay Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets
Enlistment date10 December 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name11th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).
Recommendation date: 6 August 1915

Mention in Corps Routine Orders

Promulgated in Australian Military Order No. 733 of 1915.
Recommendation date: 10 August 1915

FateDied of wounds 6 August 1915
Date of death6 August 1915
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 33), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Freemantle, 26 April 1915.

Taken on strength, 11th Bn, Gallipoli, 22 June 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915 (shell wound, hand and abdomen); admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Anzac Cove, 6 August 1915; to HMAS "Sicilia", 6 August 1915; died of wounds, HMS "Sicilia", 8.20pm, 6 August 1915; buried at sea by Chaplain E. Teal, 7 August 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FRANKLYN John William

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