William JPH Franklin, PhD Student

Faculty of Social Sciences

Email: wjphfrank@gmail.com

Tel: 0207 267 5556

PhD Working Title: 'The Forgotten Greats: How the FWW, interwar years and other factos influenced the military philosophies, leadership styles and legacies of Field Marshal Lord Wavell, Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck, General Sir Richard O’connor and Major-General Eric Dorman-Smith from 1939-42'

Areas of expertise: Military History of two World Wars

Biography

Former Head of Politics, Citizenship Coordinator and Teacher of History at Parkstone Grammar School, Poole, Dorset 1993-2013. Semi-retired teacher.

Amateur First World War battlefield guide.

Western Front Association/Royal British Legion member. 

Academic qualifications

MA in Military History (University of Buckingham 2015)

PGCE (University of Oxford 1978)

BA in General Arts - Modern History, Politics and Law (Durham University 1975)

Teaching interests

History and Citizenship

Research interests

The careers and influence of Field Marshal Lord Wavell, Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck, General Sir Richard O’Connor and Major-General Eric Dorman-Smith.

Corporate and community engagement

Member of Chelsea and Kensington Royal British Legion – Poppy selling volunteer

Professional body membership and roles

Western Front Association

Former OCR GCSE History examiner