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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 18/08/1888 Clitheroe, Lancashire.  d. 22/01/1968 Simonstone, near Burnley, Lancashire.

 

DATE OF EM ACTION: 30/07/1915 Nobel Explosive Factory, Ardeer, Scotland.

 

Arthur was born 18 August 1888 at Clitheroe to John Frankland a tailor and insurance agent and Mary Jane Tattersall of Colne. They were married 1869 at St James Clitheroe and Arthur was baptized 10 October 1888 at St Mary Magdalene Clitheroe. Arthur married Sarah Elizabeth Goom at United Reformed Church Burnley in 1940. The had no children. He died 22 January 1968 age 79, living then at 24 Buckshaw Terrace, Whalley road Simonstone.

 

EM CITATION:

 

His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Edward Medal of the first class to James Burt and Arthur Frankland, also the Edward Medal of the second class to Duncan McPolland on account of their gallant conduct on the occasion of an explosion which occurred at the works of the Nobel Explosive Co., Ardeer, on the 30th July, 1915.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ST JOHN'S CHURCHYARD, READ, NEAR BURNLEY, LANCASHIRE.

LOCATION OF MEDAL: PRIVATELY HELD. (SOLD AT DNW IN MARCH 2011 FOR £5,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arthur Frankland EM

frankland citation Arthur Frankland EM Dix Noonan Webb 30.3.11 (2) frankland close up grave

Grave photograph courtesy of Carol Pollard