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My mysterious Great Grandfather - John Louis Franklin

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My mysterious Great Grandfather - John Louis Franklin

Posted: 22 Apr 2013 4:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Franklin
I am having trouble with my Great Grandfather, John Louis Franklin. I cannot find a birth record for him. According to his WW1 records, he was born 1.10.1886 in Ashburton, although his marriage cert (from UK during war) states Christchurch as birthplace. He died in Auckland 1/5/1942.
He states his father was also John Louis Franklin from Christchurch, although I cannot find any record of such a man! John lists a non-family member on his WW1 next of kin and states on marriage cert that his father is deceased. No mother is listed anywhere.
According to relatives he never spoke of his family and there is no mention of brothers or sisters.
Can anyone give me an idea where to go next? I am convinced that he has changed his name,but why? and how can I get to the bottom of this family mystery?!

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Jodi
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jodi_p_frankl... 22 Apr 2013 10:13AM GMT 
efrancis150 25 Apr 2013 1:21PM GMT 
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