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3347   Private Stewart Faulkner
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 15/02/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 49th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Army)
Date Of Birth: 11/11/1892
Died: 14/08/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Stewart Faulkner was the oldest son of Adam John and Annie Falconer. It seems the family name was Falconer until they moved to Australia. After which it became Faulkner. Stewart Falconer was born on 11th November 1892 in Kilrea, County Londonderry. The family lived at Killygullib Glebe, Hervey Hill, Upperlands, County Londonderry. They were a farming family. Stewart was employed for about four years on the clerical staff of William Clarke and Sons Ltd, Upperlands. The family emigrated to Australia around 1911-12. Stewart Faulkner was a farmer living at Yorklea, Casino, New South Wales when he enlisted in August 1915. He joined the 49th Battalion in Egypt in February 1916. In June, they arrived in Marseille and proceed to the front in France. Private Stewart Faulkner was serving with the 49th when he was killed in action in France on 14th August 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pozieres British Cemetery
  Albert, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave IV-L-40
CWGC Casualty 588840
Pozieres is a village some 6 kilometres north-east of Albert, and the Cemetery, which is enclosed by the Pozieres Memorial, is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road (D929) from Albert to Pozieres.
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 30
2 WJ Clark and Sons, Upperlands - WW1
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Falconer' family 1901 census lists Stewart as age 8 living with the family at house 45 in Killygullib Glebe, Hervey Hill, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists 'Falconer' family 1911 census lists Stewart as age 18 living with the family at house 73 in Killygullib Glebe, Hervey Hill, Londonderry
3 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - Stewart Faulkner
4 Australian Military Records 44 documents regarding Private Stewart Faulkner
5 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - Stewart Faulkner
6 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - Stewart Faulkner
7 Newspaper report Letter from Stewart Faulkner to his mother
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