Private Reginald John Franklin

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

30 Jun 1916

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

45a Windsor Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Bienvillers Military Cemetery
United Kingdom

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton Reporter , 24th July 1916
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Killed - Bedfordshire Regt - 12250 R. Franklin (Luton). This brief mention on a War Office casualty list appears to have been all that was reported in Luton on the death of Pte Reginald John Franklin, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, on June 30th, 1916.

The Luton Roll of honour provides the address of 45a Windsor Street, Luton, where, according to a 1915 street directory, his mother Mary was living. Reginald was her eldest son, born at Carlton, near Harrold, Beds, late in 1886 and he was described as a ploughboy in the 1901 Census. His ploughman father John had died in 1904 at the age of 39.

The Beds Times said Reginald was the fourth soldier from Carlton to die in action. One of the others was a cousin, and another a cousin by marriage.


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Author: Deejaya

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