Medal Entitlement Card

Uncle George disembarked in Alexandria, Egypt from RMS Franconia on 01/12/1915.

The RMS Franconia was launched on 23 July 1910 in Newcastle upon Tyne. After several years service primarily in the North Atlantic, she was taken into service as a troop transport in early 1915.

On 4 October 1916, while heading for Salonika, she was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat UB-47 195 miles east of Malta. 12 of the 314 on board were lost.

Thanks to Paul McCormick for this information.