Charles Wyndham FRANKLIN

FRANKLIN, Charles Wyndham

Service Number: 3105
Enlisted: 27 July 1915, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 60th Infantry Battalion
Born: Albert Park, Victoria, Australia, 1890
Home Town: South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne Grammar; Dookie Agricultural College, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 July 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Melbourne Grammar School WW1 Fallen Honour Roll, V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3105, Melbourne, Vic.
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 3105, 21st Infantry Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 3105, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
19 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, 3105, 60th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement 60th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

CHARLES WYNDHAM FRANKLIN who was killed in action on 19th July 1916 was the son of the late Mr. H. W. Franklin. He was born in 1891 and was at School in 1906 and 1907. On leaving he went in for a country life, and was on a station, "Yathong," Hillston, New South Wales. He enlisted in July 1915 and sailed for Egypt in November 1915. He belonged to the 60th Battalion and went to France in June 1916. He, with his brother Herbert, went into the Fleurbaix battle with is battalion and was one of the very many casualties in that battle. At first he was
reported missing, but later accounts showed that he was killed by the same shell that killed his brother.