ERNEST TOM FRANKLIN 1886–1953
Born May 28th 1886 in Pontesbury, Shropshire
Married 1922 to Mabel Lucas in Bingham
Died 1953, Leicester
Age 4 living with father Philip 44 a gardener, mother Hannah 44, brother Philip 15 an assistant and sister Sarah 11 at school. They lived in Pontesbury, Shropshire.
Age 14 working on a farm and living with father Philip a banksman at the pit and mother Hannah. They are still living in Pontesbury, Shropshire.
Age 24 employed as a gardener and living with parents Philip and Hannah. His parents had 8 children but only 4 survived. They lived in a house with 4 rooms at 6 Plealey Cottages, Pontesford, Shropshire.
Rank: Able Seaman, previously Ordinary Seaman
Military Unit: 4th (Collingwood) Battalion, 63rd (Royal Naval) Division
Service No: Z/4745
Theatre of War: France and Flanders
Enlisted: 22 November 1915
Address: West End Villas, Radcliffe on Trent. Occupation: Wheelwright. Height 5ft 9ins, complexion fair, hair dark brown, eyes grey. Religion: Church of England. Next of kin: Father, Philip Franklin, Ford, Nr Shrewsbury.
4.12.15: Attached to 4th Battalion
7.3.16: Drafted from Sea Service Company (545 MT) to Portsmouth.
Medals Awarded: British War and Victory
Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register
Hogg Lane, Radcliffe on Trent
Address: Notts County Asylum
Employment: male nurse
Household: living in hospital
1922 Electoral Register
Notts. County Asylum, Saxondale, Notts.
Ernest Franklin was dismissed from Notts County Mental Hospital in April 1922, following involvement in a strike by nursing and house staff.
Address: The Cottage, Kirkby Road, Sutton in Ashfield
Air Raid Precautions warden
Household: living with wife Mabel born 15.4.1895
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.