Frederick Alexander Franklin
Frederick Alexander Franklin was the eldest son of Frederick Alexander Franklin and Emmeline née Warren who registered his birth during the first quarter of 1890. He was baptised on 13 April the same year at St Mary's. Frederick (senior) owned several properties adjoining the family's home, Cecil House (now Northend House), located on Perryway at the top of the village green. By 1911 Fred and his next brother, Francis Henry, were working for their father's tailoring business.
Fred enlisted into the New Army ( often referred to as ‘Lord Kitchener's Army’) along with Preston Dennis on 16 November 1914. While the plaque in the village hall confirms Fred's service during the war, it has not been possible to determine where this took place, nor in what capacity he served.
According to family members, Fred was later sent to South Africa by his father to earn a living, but he had returned by the time of his marriage to Annie Thatcher on 11 January 1928 at St Mary's, Wotton-under-Edge, when Fred gave his occupation as a farmer. They later moved to London and it is believed that they had a son.