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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: Military personnel file
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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