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Arthur Victor FRANKLIN

Regimental number2002
Place of birthRedfern, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolArncliffe Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSheet metal worker
AddressDudley Cottage, West Botany Road, Arncliffe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Franklin, Dudley Cottage, West Botany Road, Arncliffe, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death26
Place of burialNew Irish Farm Cemetery (Plot XXXIII, Row B, Grave No. 23), St. Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Edward and mary Ann FRANKLIN, West Botany Street, Arncliffe, Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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