James Leonard FRANKLIN

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FRANKLIN, James Leonard

Service Number: 1036
Enlisted: 14 September 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 27 September 1890
Home Town: Sturt, Marion, South Australia
Schooling: Sturt Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 2 May 1915, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Marion District Roll of Honour WW1, Marion War Memorial, Unley Arch of Remembrance, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1036, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1036, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Sarah Ann Franklin was a sole parent and could not raise James as she was destitute at the time. Foster son of Mrs Eliza Ella Macklin of Darlington, SA

Next of kin given as a friend A. Scarborough of Kyre Avenue, Kingswood, SA. Both he and James were raised by Eliza Macklin nee Edwards from infancy

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal