Arthur John FRANKLIN
Rank: Private
Number: 290857
Unit: 2/7th Battalion WELSH REGIMENT
Date of Death: 9 November 1918
Age: 27
Cemetery: Stockport Borough Cemetery

Arthur was born in Bradford, Yorkshire. His father died whilst he was a young boy and his mother, Jane, remarried in the early 1890s. Her new husband was Henry Deadman and they had married at St Matthew's Church, Stockport. Almost nothing is known of Arthur's life but, when the census was taken in 1901, the family was living at 38 Brinksway. In 1914, Arthur married Mary Ann Burgess at the Thomson Street Baptist Church and they are believed to have lived at 25 Roscoe Street, Edgeley.

His service number is one issued after the beginning of 1917 confirming he was not an early volunteer for the army. He died, of natural causes, without ever going overseas on active service.

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