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Leonard Richard FRANKLIN

Regimental number448
Place of birthGippsland, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRope worker
AddressBrunswick West, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Richard Franklin, 99 Union Street,Brunswick, West, Victoria
Enlistment date8 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 10 June 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialEstaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXV, Row H, Grave No. 2A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Hannah Jane FRANKLIN, 12 Lobb Street, Brunswick, Victoria. Native of Mirbro, Gippsland, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2118 Sergeant Leslie Roy FRANKLIN MM, 6th Bn, killed in action, 10 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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