FRANKLIN, Mostyn Lloyd

Service Number: 406214
Enlisted: 12 September 1940
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 12 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Geraldton, Western Australia, 9 December 1913
Home Town: Three Springs, Three Springs, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: RAAF Officer
Died: Aircraft accident, Amberley aerodrome, Queensland Australia, 19 February 1948, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Lutwyche Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld
ANZ 7 79 63
Memorials: Lincoln Bomber Crash Amberley 1948
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World War 2 Service

12 Sep 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, 406214, No. 12 Squadron (RAAF)
19 Feb 1948: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, 406214, No. 12 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

FRANKLIN: On February 19, 1948, at Amberley, Queensland, in air craft accident, Flight-Lt. Mostyn, late of Three Springs, loved nephew of Minnie and Tony Bone, cousin of Jeanne, Myra. Tuppie and Bennie, of North Perth.

FRANKLIN (Flt-Lt. M. L.): A tribute to Mos.. killed in aircraft crash at Amberley, loved cousin of Jeanne and Stan Arthur.

FRANKLIN M. (Flight-Lieut., R.A.A.F.): On February 19 as result of aircraft accident. Queensland, Mostyn. Remembered by members Three Springs Branch R.S.L.

FRANKLIN (F/L. M. L.): Loving memories of Mostyn, killed in Amberley air crash, February 19, dearest husband of Peggy.

FRANKLIN (F/L. M. L.): Dear memories of my brother-in-law, Mostyn, killed February 19. John.

FRANKLIN (F/L. M. L.): In loving memory of dearest Mostyn, killed February 19, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Barnett, Corrigin.


Service number 406214
Rank Pilot Officer
Unit No. 2 Squadron
Service Royal Australian Air Force
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Award Distinguished Flying Medal
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette 23 December 1942 on page 2919 at position 21
London Gazette 18 December 1942 on page 5506 at position 4

Born 9 December 1913 in Geraldton, Western Australia [16]
Son of Evander William FRANKLIN and Henrietta BONE [84]
Resided with his parents on Canowie Farm in Three Springs [19]
Baptised by Charles H. HAMMER of the Wesley Manse in Dongara on 7 April 1914[84]
Won a 2nd prize for Writing at the Three Springs Day held in Three Springs on Thursday 23 September 1920 [10: 15-Oct-1920]
Farmer in Three Springs [19]
Attended the evening dance at the Three Springs Hall after the R.S.L. Sports Day at Arrino on 5 November 1932 [5: 18-Nov-1932]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 9 December 1933 [4: 16-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance held on Saturday 14 April 1934 at the Carnamah Hall [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball at the Carnamah Hall [5: 18-May-1934]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club 1934-1936 [5: 15-Jun-1934, 24-May-1935, 22-May-1936]
Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Ball at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Dance held at the Three Springs Hall on Thursday 18 July 1935 [5: 26-Jul-1935]
During the Dance he was presented with a medal for being the Football Club's Most Improved Player during the 1934 season [5]
Played for the North Midlands Football Association in a match against the Perenjori-Morawa Association on 28 July 1935 [5: 2-Aug-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball in Carnamah on 7 December 1935 as "Bon Rosa Cigars" [5: 13-Dec-1935]
In 1937 he was working for the Vacuum Oil Company at their depot in Moora [5: 11-Jun-1937]
During the first weekend of June 1937 he visited his parents in Three Springs[5: 11-Jun-1937]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in Perth on 12 September 1940 [16]
Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Air Force's 21 Squadron during the Second World War [16]
Received the Distinguished Flying Medal [16]
He was mentioned in despatches for outstanding courage in the rescue of an airman from a blazing plane carrying explosives [4]
On his return he was tendered a Welcome Home Social at the Three Springs Hall on Saturday evening 1 December 1945 [4: 8-Dec-1945]
His Welcome Home Social was largely attended by residents from Arrino, Three Springs, Perenjori, Carnamah and Coorow [4]
The evening was organised by the Youngest Set of the C.W.A. and included a dance to music supplied by Carter's Orchestra [4]
On behalf of the residents of the district the Chairman of the Three Springs Road Board cordially welcomed him home [4]
According to electoral rolls he resided in Three Springs until 1947 [19]




Biography contributed by David Barlow

On the 19th of February 1948 Lincoln aircraft A73-11 of Number 12 Squadron (82 Wing) crashed on landing at Amberley aerodrome in Queensland killing all on board - 6 crew and 10 passengers -

WILLIAMS, Eric Ellis (Flight Lieutenant) 423963 DFC

WELSH, Frederick Leslie (Warrant Officer) 410769

KOBELKE, Norman Henry (Flight Lieutenant) 404343 DFC

GIBSON, Kenneth Alfred (Warrant Officer) 439649

KENNERLY, Leslie Thomas (Warrant Officer) 436854

WELFARE, Thomas Walter (Warrant Officer) 437239

TAGGART, William John (Flight Lieutenant) 413041 DFC

MULCAHY, Bryan Stanley (Flight Lieutenant) 428279 DFC

GARDNER, Walter Greenough (Flight Lieutenant) 405731 DFC

GIBB, John James (Flight Lieutenant) 428597

FRANKLIN, Mostyn Lloyd (Flight Lieutenant) 406214 DFM (21SQN)

RYANHART, Sydney John (Flight Lieutenant) 14941 (21SQN)

SMITH, Robert Bruce (Warrant Officer) 19667 (21SQN)

DESMOND, Michael James (Sergeant) 25292 (ESL)

BERNARD, Arthur Dudley (Corporal) 64045 (3AD)

WORLAND, Robert Arthur John (Leading Aircraftman) 170963 (3AD) (Q232680 WW2)