Doris Jacqueline Franklow (née Perkins)
First Name(s): Doris Jacqueline
Unmarried Surname: Perkins
Married Surname: Franklow
Date of Birth: 25 July 1925
Place of Birth: London
Date Joined WLA: 1944
Date Left WLA: 1946
Initially trained in Water Eaton, Buckinghamshire. Worked for a private farmers on two farms Eaton Leys Farm, Mill Road, Bletchley & Sycamore Farm, Water Eaton, near Bletchley, Buckinghamshire.
Carried out dairy and arable work.
Lived in a private billet on Sycamore Farm, Water Farm.
Extract from the ‘The Way We Were’ webpage. (Copyright: John Taylor, accessed in 2019, but no longer online.)
“Later, having begun married life at Eaton Leys Farm, William Gurney moved to Sycamore Farm where in February 1944 to assist in the farm work, and also on a milk round, he had the need for two youths or members of the Women’s Land Army (In fact of the latter a local girl, Lorna Logan, would work on the farm for over three years, until her marriage.)
On Whit Monday, 1944, in aid of the Bletchley NFU Agricultural Red Cross Fund many local riders competed in a gymkhana at the farm by permission of Mr Gurney, whose tender in March 1944 had been accepted to supply the British Restaurant with TB tested milk, at 3s per gallon less 10 per cent.
Having served as a sergeant in the Royal Bucks Yeomanry in Burma, where he would be mentioned in despatches, his son Cyril returned home from the war on Friday, November 15, 1945, and in consequence his father held a celebration at the farm for his safe deliverance and for the delivery of a full harvest.”
Name: Stuart Antrobus, WLA Historian