Franklin, Reginald William, son . of Colonel Charles Trigance Franklin, C.B., R.A., Sillins, Redditch, Worcestershire ; bom 23rd October, 1859. 3V—Teighmore,
Royal Military College, Sandhurst, 1878. Lieutenant, 24th Foot. 1878. Served in the Zulu War in 1879, and was present at the storming of Sirayo's Stronghold in the Bashee Valley ; on the day of the disaster at Isandlwana (22nd January) he was absent with the main body of the column under Lord Chelmsford, but subsequently caught fever from the dead bodies lying on that battlefield, and died at Helpmakaar on the 20th February. 1879.
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