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Franklin Sharp Rankin

In memory of:

Lieutenant Franklin Sharp Rankin

October 23, 1916

Military Service


Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Flying Corps

Division:

18th Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of W. D. Rankin, M.B., C.M. (Edin.), and Harriet Jennie Rankin, of 280, Main St., Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 152 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The Arras Flying Services Memorial is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras, near the Citadel, approximately 2 kilometres due west of the railway station.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Memorial– Dr Franklin Sharp Rankin stained glass memorial window, good vs evil theme, by McCausland Company, in Memorial Hall, University of New Brunswick
  • Inscription– Arras Flying Services Memorial … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Arras Flying Services Memorial– Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Built in memory of the Old Boys who lost their lives in the Great War, the Memorial Chapel is located at the heart of the Rothsay Netherwood School campus, Rothsay NB and is a component of students' daily routine. Each morning the School comes together to speak and think, to discuss and reflect and to sing. Though founded in the Anglican tradition, the Chapel provides a multi-faith spiritual gathering place for each member of the school community.

World War I

Lewis Almon Reay Mackay 
Jasper Boyd Andrews Ralph Markham 
Percy Irving Baker Norman Mungall 
John Samuel Brown Theophilus Henry Oliver 
George Stuart Burchill Lionel Overton Oliver 
John Daniel Brock George Nugent Dickson Otty 
Herbert Montgomery Campbell Franklin Sharp Rankin 
Reginald Herber Hamilton Daniel Earle Markee Scovil 
Frank Russell Fairweather Alexander Seaman 
Arthur Vernon Hatch Hugh Mariner Teed 
James Walter Holly Daniel Lionel Teed 
Charles Edward Kingdon Jones Lawrence Tremaine Wilkinson 
Charles Murray Lawson
  • Memorial Stained Glass– 4138 3 lt. Military figure (1945) stained glass memorial window by Robert McCausland Limited. in the Memorial Chapel at Rothsay Collegiate School, now Rothsay Netherwood School, Rothsay, N.B. 

World War I
Lewis Almon Reay Mackay 
Jasper Boyd Andrews Ralph Markham 
Percy Irving Baker Norman Mungall 
John Samuel Brown Theophilus Henry Oliver 
George Stuart Burchill Lionel Overton Oliver 
John Daniel Brock George Nugent Dickson Otty 
Herbert Montgomery Campbell Franklin Sharp Rankin 
Reginald Herber Hamilton Daniel Earle Markee Scovil 
Frank Russell Fairweather Alexander Seaman 
Arthur Vernon Hatch Hugh Mariner Teed 
James Walter Holly Daniel Lionel Teed 
Charles Edward Kingdon Jones Lawrence Tremaine Wilkinson 
Charles Murray Lawson  

World War II

Leo Campbell Armstrong John Colwell Kitchen 
George Edgar Auld David Maurice Legassick 
Donald Allison Black Ian Fraser Mac Witt 
Charles Corbett Brannen Hugh Kaye McAvity 
Peter George Victor Chandler George Eccles Nixon 
Arthur DeWitt George William Alexander Paterson 
Charles Fawcett Thomas Southall Porter 
Walter William Vassie Foster Walter Allison Prescott 
Duncan Alexander Hewitt Theodore Estabrooks Rising 
Alleyne Russell Hubbard Thomas Medley Kingdon Richards 
Chad Noel Millner Humphrys William Paterson Sprenger 
Victor Yelverton Haines Charles Lester Stevenson 
Ralph Royden Ings Gerradus Marinus Stonner 
Dale Sealy Kent Horace Burpee Tucker 
Arthur Haliburton King  

Korean War

Cyril Harriot
Hugh Meynell
  • Photo of FRANKLIN SHARP RANKIN– 939 Flight Lt. Franklin Sharp Rankin (RMC 1911-1914) was a member of the class of 1914 at the Royal Military College of Canada. He died of enemy fire on October 23, 1916 while escorting a photo-reconnaissance mission flying over Bapaume. He was a casualty of the First World War at 23 years of age. He is listed on the memorial arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Memorial– 939 Flight Lt. Franklin Sharp Rankin (RMC 1911-1914) was the son of W. D. Rankin M.B. C.M. (Edin.) and Harriet Jennie Rankin of 280 Main St. Woodstock New Brunswick Canada. He was a member of the class of 1914 at the Royal Military College of Canada. He died of enemy fire on October 23, 1916 while escorting a photo-reconnaissance mission flying over Bapaume. He was a casualty of the First World War at 23 years of age. He is listed on the Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas De Calais, France. He is listed on the memorial arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.  Photograph and details by volunteer/s: Steve Rogers http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=2379625
  • Plaque– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
939 Lieut Frankin Sharp Rankin (RMC 1912) was the son of W. D. Rankin, M.B., C.M. (Edin.), and Harriet Jennie Rankin, of 280, Main St., Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. He served with the Royal Flying Corps, 18th Sqdn. He died 23 Oct 1916. His name is listed on the Arras Flying Services Memorial in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.
  • Stained Glass Window– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
939 Lieut Frankin Sharp Rankin (RMC 1912) was the son of W. D. Rankin, M.B., C.M. (Edin.), and Harriet Jennie Rankin, of 280, Main St., Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. He served with the Royal Flying Corps, 18th Sqdn. He died 23 Oct 1916. His name is listed on the Arras Flying Services Memorial in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.
  • Memorial Doll– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
939 Lieut Frankin Sharp Rankin (RMC 1912) was the son of W. D. Rankin, M.B., C.M. (Edin.), and Harriet Jennie Rankin, of 280, Main St., Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. He served with the Royal Flying Corps, 18th Sqdn. He died 23 Oct 1916. His name is listed on the Arras Flying Services Memorial in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.
  • Photo of FRANKLIN SHARP RANKIN– Source: Portraits of 28 Woodstock New Brunswick men who died during the first World War were published in the "All Woodstock Number" of the August 1922 issue of "The Busy East of Canada" (Vol. 13, No. 1).  This section was captioned:  "Woodstock Boys, Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice in the Great War".  Retouching:  M. I. Pirie, 2011.
  • Article– Source: Portraits of 28 Woodstock New Brunswick men who died during the first World War were published in the "All Woodstock Number" of the August 1922 issue of "The Busy East of Canada" (Vol. 13, No. 1).  Further information was provided for only two of the men:  Lt. Rankin and Lt.-Col. Arthur Neville Vince.
  • Article– Stone Frigate 1914 Royal Military College of Canada
939 Lieut Franklin Sharp Rankin (RMC 1912) was the son of W. D. Rankin, M.B., C.M. (Edin.), and Harriet Jennie Rankin, of 280, Main St., Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. He served with the Royal Flying Corps, 18th Sqdn. He died 23 Oct 1916. His name is listed on the Arras Flying Services Memorial in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.
  • Photo of FRANKLIN SHARP RANKIN– Franklin Sharp Rankin - c. 1918; Elliott & Fry Limited; photograph, gelatine silver print mounted on card in card folio overall: 28.3 x 19.9 cm New Brunswick Museum Collection (X12555)
  • Photo of FRANKLIN SHARP RANKIN– 939 Lieut Franklin Sharp Rankin (RMC 1912) was the son of W. D. Rankin, M.B., C.M. (Edin.), and Harriet Jennie Rankin, of 280, Main St., Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. He served with the Royal Flying Corps, 18th Sqdn. He died 23 Oct 1916. His name is listed on the Arras Flying Services Memorial in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.
  • Photo of FRANKLIN SHARP RANKIN– 939 Lieut Franklin Sharp Rankin (RMC 1912) was the son of W. D. Rankin, M.B., C.M. (Edin.), and Harriet Jennie Rankin, of 280, Main St., Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. He served with the Royal Flying Corps, 18th Sqdn. He died 23 Oct 1916. His name is listed on the Arras Flying Services Memorial in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.
  • Plaque– 939 Lieut Franklin Sharp Rankin (RMC 1912) was the son of W. D. Rankin, M.B., C.M. (Edin.), and Harriet Jennie Rankin, of 280, Main St., Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. He served with the Royal Flying Corps, 18th Sqdn. He died 23 Oct 1916. His name is listed on the Arras Flying Services Memorial in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. His name is also listed on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Memorial– 939 Lieut Franklin Sharp Rankin (RMC 1912) was the son of W. D. Rankin, M.B., C.M. (Edin.), and Harriet Jennie Rankin, of 280, Main St., Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada. He served with the Royal Flying Corps, 18th Sqdn. He died 23 Oct 1916. His name is listed on the Arras Flying Services Memorial in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.
  • Memorial– Memorial stair, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Memorial– Memorial arch, Royal Military College of Canada

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