William James FRANKLIN abt 1850- abt 1940 & Emma ADAMSON 1859-1929

Heywood & Merino, S-W Victoria, Australia

William John FRANKLIN b. abt 1850 Berkshire, England was married in 1887 in ___ Victoria to Emma ADAMSON b. 1859, Victoria, daughter of William ADAMSON and Alice MORRIS.

William John FRANKLIN died at his daughter's residence in Western Australia, aged 90 years.

William FRANKLIN and Emma ADAMSON had the following family:

  1. Mary Millicent FRANKLIN b. 1889, Myamyn, Vic;
  2. Benjamin FRANKLIN [MM] b. 1890, Heywood, Vic, d. 1970, m. Emily Melinda BOND;
    • 1st AIF, Pte 53, 13th Light Horse Regiment
    • enlisted 22-01-1915, RTA 27-04-1919
    • awarded the Military Medal [MM] for bravery in the field
    • standard bearer at opening of Federal Parliament
    • Glenorchy Estate Soldier Settler
  3. Frank FRANKLIN b. 1893, Milltown (Heywood), Vic, d. 1915, Gallipoli, Turkey;
    • 1st AIF, Pte 1939, 14th Battalion
    • enlisted 20-01-1915, KIA, 27-04-1915, Gallipoli, Turkey
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
  4. Edward Raymond FRANKLIN b. 1896, Heywood, Vic, d. 1953;
  5. Dorothy Franklin b. 1899, Heywood, Vic;
  6. John Henry FRANKLIN b. 1901, Heywood, Vic. d. 1913;

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