Royal navy

Born May 28th 1886 in Pontesbury, Shropshire

Married 1922 to Mabel Lucas in Bingham

Died 1953, Leicester

1891 Census

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.

1901 Census

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.

1911 Census

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.

Military Service

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

1921 Census

Address: Notts County Asylum

Employment: male nurse

Household: living in hospital

1922 Electoral Register

Notts. County Asylum, Saxondale, Notts.

Other information

Ernest Franklin was dismissed from Notts County Mental Hospital in April 1922, following involvement in a strike by nursing and house staff.

1939 Register

Address: The Cottage, Kirkby Road, Sutton in Ashfield

Occupation: gardener

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.