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Herbert Alfred FAULKNER

Regimental number3539
Place of birthShamley Green, Guildford, Surrey, England
SchoolCranleigh, Surrey, England
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinA Faulkner, 'Cranleigh', Guildford, Surrey, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 February 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name1st Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 8 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 2 February 1915
34 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A54 'Runic', 19 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Sydney, New South Wales, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 8 February 1915; 1 Officer and 17 Other Ranks embarked at Melbourne, Victoria, on HMAT A1 'Hymettus', 2 February 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 19 December 1914 - 1 FAB 3rd Reinforcements; taken on strength 2 FAB 6 September 1915. Buried at Dickebusch.
FateKilled in Action 31 July 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death29
Place of burialDickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 18), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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