First World War Centenary


Frederick FRANKHAM

Date of Birth: 1886

Date of Death: 18.04.1918

Service History

Regiment: ARMY

Rank: GUNNER

Dates of Service: 1915 - 1918

Service History:

Frederick Frankham enlisted in the army in 1915 serving as a Gunner in the Royal Horse and Field Artillery.  His service number was 240183.  The Commonwealth war Graves Commission recorded that he was killed in action on the 18th April 1918 while serving in B Battery 275th Brigade of the RFA in Loos, France.

See also entries for his brother Charles and his brother in law Frederick Kill

Personal History:

Frederick Frankham was born in Portsmouth in 1886 to Henry and Eliza Frankham.  The 1911 census records the family living in Alver Road, Fratton, Portsmouth - Henry Frankham age 68 a plasterer, his wife Eliza and five sons and a daughter.  At that time Frederick, age 26 was employed as a clerk.  Two years later Frederick married Louisa Kill.  Their marraige was destined to be a short one when Frederick was killed in action in 1918.

Further information:

Sources - Find my Past and The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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