FRANKS, Maurice Cardinall

1883 - 1972

Maurice Cardinall Franks, was born at Orford Street, Ipswich on 25 May and baptised at St Matthew's Church, Ipswich on 9 August 1883, son of James Maurice Franks (1855-1941), an army captain, and his wife Lucy Anne née Cardinall (1856-1909). Educated at Bedford Grammar School and in 1901, a 17 year old banker's apprentice, living at Bellemere Road, Hampton-in-Arden, Warwickshire with his parents, 46 year old James and 45 year old Lucy, with his sibling sister Irene Edith Alice (1888-1968), who was born Los Angeles, USA. In 1914, he enlisted in the Royal Navy and was a paymaster Lt. Commander in 1923. He married at Kensington London in 1922, Marion Gillian Melhuish (2 January 1893-22 July 1952) and in 1939, a bank official, living at 23 Lingfield Road, Wimbledon, London with his wife Marion. He exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from High Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk in 1933, two works 'Flowerpiece' and 'Portrait'. He died at 13 White Ladies Close, Emsworth, Havant, Hampshire on 8 October 1972.