Person Male Born 20/5/1907 Died 17/4/1941
One of five fire-watchers killed on the night bombs fell on Chelsea Old Church and the surrounding area.
Carpenter employed by the Westminster Carriage Company, 48 Old Church Street. Not an official member of the fire-watching group but his premises were included in their patrols and he went along with them.
Andrew Behan has researched this man:
Henry Vivian Frankland was born on 20 May 1907 in Peckham, the youngest son of the eight children of George Frederick Frankland and Mary Ann Masterman Frankland née Clarkson. His father was a Motor Cab Taxi Driver. The 1911 census shows the family living at 19 Crowborough Road, Tooting. By 1915 they were living at 105 Eswyn Road, Tooting and the 1929 Electoral Registers shows the family still there. On 1 August 1931 he married Doris Phyllis Barlow at St Lawrence Parish Church, London Road, Morden, Surrey. The marriage register showed his address as 3 Park Cottages, Morden and his occupation as a Coach Painter. Doris Barlow lived at 39 Crown Road, Morden.
The 1934 Electoral Register shows them both living at 31 Woodstock Avenue, Sutton, Surrey and the 1935 register records them at 16 Alberta Avenue, Cheam, Sutton, Surrey. The 1939 England and Wales Register gives their address as 171 Monkleigh Road, Morden and his occupation as Motor Mechanic, Panel Beater and Sprayer. He was killed, aged 33 years, undertaking Fire Watching Duties, by a German parachute mine explosion in the early hours of 17 April 1941 in Chelsea.