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Alban Thomas Franklin

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alban Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Franklin AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Thomas AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7/2093 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 November 1893 AWMM RiwakaTasman AWMM
  • Date of birth
    4 November 1893 Public - Peter - Researcher - 24 October 2017 - Military records
  • Place of birth
    Riwaka Public - Peter - Researcher - 24 October 2017 - Military records
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    T.A. Franklin (father), Sandy Bay, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 7/2093 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Thomas and Eliza Franklin, of Sandy Bay, Riwaka, Nelson, New Zealand; husband of Edith May Franklin, of 19, Merton Rd., Kensington, London, England.

    Named Thomas on the Riwaka memorial AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    19 October 1918 AWMM
    Le CateauFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bethencourt Communal Cemetery, Nord, France AWMM D. 16 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Riwaka Memorial Reserve, corner of State Highway 60 and School Road, Riwaka, Tasman District AWMM

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  • hi great great great uncle. it is me Jane. i wasn't born when you went to war but i always remember you and imagine you coming back home. you fighting. you were the first person to die in ww1. why? why did you enlist it was too dangerous. it wasn't an adventure at all. we should all blame that very arrogant person Winston churchill. he is the badest person in the world. anyways. i'm married now and you have two great great great great nieces now. i wish you were still alive. Regards Jane Franklin
    Public - jane franklin - Other Relative - 15 May 2015



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10 April 2019ChristineLower HuttOther relative
29 June 2017JeniferWairarapaResearcher
15 May 2015jane franklinBritainOther Relative
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