Chatteris WW1 Soldier Albert Franklin G/14947. Chatteris Remembers Biography
Pte Albert Franklin 12th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment, G/14947 Died 31st July 1917 Albert Franklin, son of Susannah Canham, of High Street, Doddington was born in 1890. In 1891 and 1901 Albert lived in his Grandmother’s house in Doddington. In 1911 He was a boarder, which means he rented a room in somebody else`s house, with the Blades family at Bedlam Farm in Christchurch. He was a farm Waggoner, which is someone who drives a cart. Franklin became a private in the army, signing up in Doddington. He was in the Royal Sussex Regiment. He was KIA (Killed in action) on 31st July 1917 during the Battle of Pilckem Ridge near St Julien, now part of Ypres. This was the start of the 3rd Battle of Ypres or Passchendaele. Albert is buried at New Irish Farm Cemetery. He is buried in New Irish Farm Cemetery. Project File contains: • CWGC certificate • Soldiers Died • 1891, 1901, 1911 Census • Photo of grave
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