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William Hamilton Franks/Robert Franks/Eric William Russell
Dee Newman
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Looking for information on William Hamilton Franks.Born Dublin September 1863 and died in New Zealand 1942. Married Sarah Letitia Jones in 1885 & was sent to New Zealand for marrying below his familys's expectations. I am partcularly interested in a son from this marriage called Robert Franks born December 1895. Robert left New Zealand sometine in 1914/early 1915 & joined the Australian Army as Eric William Russell. He never returned to New Zealand or to his family & maintained the name of Eric William Russell until his death. On his death certificate is the only time he lists his parents as being William Franks & Nell (assumed this was a nickname for Sarah)  Franks. Can some one please help with this great mystery.

Dee Newman
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