Franks aka Ellis

Date of Entry: 17/06/2016
Surname: Franks aka Ellis
Christian Names: Kenneth
Country: Australia
State or Province: Queensland
City or Town: Goondiwindi
Service: Unknown
Case Notes:

 

At Goondiwindi,  Queensland,  on ANZAC Day 2018,  Kenneth Franks stood out like a sore thumb.  He appeared to be a former Australian Special Air Service Regiment  soldier (SASR),  of exceptional service and experience. 

 

Franks

 

A prominent indicator that he was a "crook",   was the "bash" in his SAS Beret.  SAS are very particular about their beret and Franks’ "bash" does not pass muster.

Here is an example of a genuine SAS beret "bash".

 

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Franks also wears ten false medals, two badges and a tie pin.

The medals he wears would be  indicative of a hard slog on operational deployments,  even for an SASR Soldier.

  1. Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) 2 clasps.
  2. International Force in East Timor Medal. (INTERFET)
  3. Iraq Medal.
  4. Afghanistan Medal.
  5. Defence Long Service Medal. (DLSM)
  6. Australian Defence Medal. (ADM)
  7. Unknown.  Probably North Atlantic Treaty Organization or United Nations.
  8. United Nations Transitional Assistance East Timor medal.  (UNTAET)
  9. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation International Security Assistance Force Medal.
  10. United States Bronze Star.

The problem for Franks is that all of the medals are false.  He has not been awarded one of them.

 

The only true decoration is the ring in his left ear.

He is also wearing two badges that commemorate the service of a genuine SASR Sergeant who lost his life in action in Afghanistan.  The SASR fraternity is not happy with Mr. Kenneth Franks.

He had spruiked lies to numerous people in Goondiwindi.  He stated that he was -;
"an SAS fellow and had been deployed everywhere", but then he said "it was all secret".  He also said that he had "taught a recent SAS Victoria Cross winner how to shoot a rifle".

 

ANZMI were alerted to Franks the day after ANZAC Day 2018,  and followed events until he had a visit from the local Police on 13 June 2018,  when he was arrested and charged.  Here are his visitors -;

 

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Be assured that these "visitors" are ready willing and able to visit any who steal the honour from Returned Veteran communities in Australia and New Zealand.

Police also found a cache of weapons at his house which reportedly included a minigun, a fifty calibre sniper rifle,  and ten pistols.

Franks was arraigned before a Magistrate and fined $1,000 for falsely representing himself to be a returned soldier,  and also for improper use of service decorations.  – Australian Defence Act 1903 - Sections 80A and 80B.

Probably his greatest achievement is being an ultimate cheat,  liar and wannabe, who, when questioned by a genuine veteran,  stated that he was "honouring the service of a friend".  ANZMI is certain that he was honouring himself,  rather than a non existent friend. 

Franks is given a prominent place on this website, where, instead of "honouring the service of his friend", he can dishonour himself at leisure.

Welcome Kenneth Franks aka Ellis.  You are a fraud who was caught out by genuine veterans on ANZAC Day 2018 at Goondiwindi, Queensland.

ANZMI acknowledge the great support of the Queensland State Police Force. and the local Magistrates Court in dealing with a military imposter who stole the valour of returned Australian Defence Force personnel.

In addition to the $1000 fine, Franks will receive a “life sentence” on this website for his sins.

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