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Full Name
Lovell William Henry Franklin
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Lovell William Henry
Surname
Franklin
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
10/4424
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Farrier
Next of Kin
Harry Franklin (father), Lane's Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
10th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation Date
4 March 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Willochra or Tofua
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
26
Page on Nominal Roll
11
Last Unit Served
Wellington Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
15 September 1916
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Biographical Notes
Lovell Franklin was the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Franklin, of 45 Fitzherbert St., Petone, Wellington, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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