FRANKLAND Charles Henry

Category: Military
Rank: Driver
Regiment or Ship: Army Service Corps
Service Number(s): T/438624
Occupation: Coachman
Date of Birth: 1874
Place of Birth: Cranbrook, Kent
Date of Death: 26.05.1955
Place of Death: St. Helen’s Hospital, Hastings, SussexAddress: 38 Dorset Road, Bexhill on Sea

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Family Information

Parents:          Charles Frankland (1846-) and Sarah Jane Frankland (1844-), nee Tumber.

Siblings:         Emily (b1872), Robert (b1873), Richard (b1875), George (b1878), Ellen (b1879), Margaret (b1881), and Ernest (1885-1973).

Charles’ was a coachman working for Miss Stringer, of Lauriston, Hollington Park, St. Leonards on Sea, when he was called up in 1918.

When he died he left an estate of £385.3s.9d to his brother, George Frankland, a retired farm worker. Charles’ address at that time was – 42 Beaconsfield-road, Bexhill on Sea.

First World War Experience

Charles was conscripted in April 1918 and on his enlistment form he stated that he was 44 years and 3 months old.  He was 5’ 6” tall, had a chest measurement of 35” – expansion 3”, weighed 126lb, and had a fresh complexion.  His vision in both eyes was 6/6.

No medals can be found for Charles although he did serve until mid-1919.

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