Franks Eric Sergeant 4443720
Name Franks Eric
Army number 4443720
Decorations None yet known, beyond service medals.
Date of birth Not yet known.
Age Not yet known.
Unit Served in the 8th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry as 300894. Enlisted in the 6th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry (TA) for four years on 18/3/1926, aged 27, at Bishop Auckland. Posted to 10th Battalion DLI - possibly on 1/9/1939. Served B.E.F.? Transferred to the 30th Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, 1/10/1940. Transferred back to The Durham Light Infantry and posted to the 13th Battalion (Home Defence Unit) 20/12/1940. Granted A Release 5/7/1948. Ext 1954.
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Platoon or other sub-unit
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Promotions No details yet.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet ascertained.
Home address Worked as a miner and lived at Sunnybrow. Married Jane ELizabeth Hamilton 10/1/1920 at Durham. Son, born at Sunnybrow.
Genealogical research via Ancestry.co.uk was unable to trace Sgt Franks definitively - the family information quoted is taken from his DLI Enlistment Book entry. Family assistance is therefore sought to provide missing information - please contact the Lead Researcher.