John William (Jack) FRANKLYN MID

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FRANKLYN, John William

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 10 December 1914, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Subiaco, Western Australia, November 1897
Home Town: Subiaco, Nedlands, Western Australia
Schooling: St Patricks College
Occupation: Draper
Died: Died of wounds, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave (at sea)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Subiaco Fallen Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

10 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Perth, Western Australia
10 Feb 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant
29 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Fremantle
29 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
31 Jul 1915: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
6 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 11th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli, Shell wound (hand and abdomen)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"Lieutenant Jack Franklyn, who is on his way to the battlefield. Another grand type of young Catholic officer has gone with the Expeditionary Forces, son of Mr and Mrs E. E. Franklyn, of the Coliseum, Subiaco. Jack, who is 18 years old, from the beginning of the compulsory scheme took the keenest interest in things military, with the result that while still in the cadets he was raised to the rank of lieutenant. By successful examinations he carried his commission into the Citizen Forces, and one of his first duties after his transfer was to take charge of the Cable Station guard. He was then transferred to the Blackboy drilling recruits, and later volunteered. He was a successful candidate at the school of instruction at Osborne, gaining third place in the State at his examination, and received his appointment as second lieutenant in the Expeditionary Forces. He is the youngest Australian officer with the Expeditionary Forces." - from the Perth W. A. Record 15 May 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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