Gilbert Maurice Franks

927094, Gunner Gilbert Maurice Franks, Age 32
67 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery
Died 14 November 1942

Gunner 927094, 67 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 14/11/1942, Age 32.

 

Born in Accrington in 1910, the second of three children of Frank Isaac Franks & Margaret Gatward nee Storey. By 1939 the family had moved to 9 High Road East, Frank being recorded as a Master Builder. Gilbert had married Mary Wakeford in 1936 & they were living at "Wakeford" 63 Mill Lane, Felixstowe

 

Died when the SS Scillin was sunk off Tunisia. Commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

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El Alamein Memorial

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Royal Artillery

SS Scillin

SS Scillin