NEWTOWN REMEMBERS Commemorating 100 years since the First World War
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Franklin Macaulay Gillespie

Birth: 29/8/1872
Death: 9/8/1915
Regiment: L/Col - 5th Battalion SWB
Battles: Gallipoli
Killed: 9/8/1915 in Gallipoli

 

Franklin was the son of Ltnt. Col. Franklin & Harriet Elizabeth (Phillips). He was a regular soldier in South Africa & India. He married Agnes Rose, daughter of Sir Pryce Pryce Jones & had 2 sons & a daughter. He is commemorated on Helles Memorial in Turkey and St David's Church. A number of his medals are in the Borderers Museum in Brecon. Further information about Franklin can be found on Lives of the First World War site:https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5316991#timeline

 

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