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James Allan FALCONER

Regimental number29
Place of birthMalvern Victoria
OccupationBank clerk
AddressNairnville, Barkly Avenue, Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, D H Falconer, Barkly Avenue, Nairnville, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 13 March 1918

FateKilled in Action 25 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David Henry and Elizabeth FALCONER, 29 Johnstone Street, Malvern, Victoria

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Prior to a raid on the enemy's trenches he spent several nights reconnoitring "No Man's Land" and the enemy's wire at great personal risk. During the raid he showed great coolness, and the operation was successfully carried out with but few casualties, three prisoners being captured and a dozen of the enemy killed. The success of the enterprise was mainly due to his courage and resource.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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