William Franklyn (British Army officer)
|Sir William Franklyn|
|Years of service||1874–1914|
|Commands held||2nd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
|Relations||Harold Franklyn (son)|
Franklyn was commissioned into the 19th Regiment of Foot in 1874. He transferred to the Yorkshire Regiment in 1881 and was appointed Deputy Assistant Adjutant General at Aldershot in 1888. He was made Commanding Officer of 2nd Bn the Yorkshire Regiment and served on the North West Frontier in India in 1897. He was made Assistant Adjutant General for Scottish District in 1898 and Assistant Military Secretary at Army Headquarters in 1899.
He became Commander of 10th Infantry Brigade in 1902 and Director of Personal Services at the War Office in 1904. He went on to be General Officer Commanding 4th Division in 1906, General Officer Commanding 3rd Division in 1907 and Military Secretary in 1911. In 1914 he was appointed Governor of Malta, despite his lack of war experience, but never took up the appointment. He died later that year.
He was given the colonelcy of the Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment) in 1906, a position he held until his death in 1914.
|General Officer Commanding the 4th Division
Sir Arthur Wynne
Sir Alfred Codrington
William Spencer Cooper
|Colonel of Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Sir Edward Stanislaus Bulfin