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Lionel Herbert FAULKNER

Regimental number5090
Place of birthHeanesford, Staffordshire, England
SchoolChristian Brothers St Joseph's School, Albany, Western Australia
Age on arrival in Australia1.5
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressAlbany, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, J.T. Faulkner, Stock Inspector, Albany, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of broncho-pneumonia and influenza at 2nd General Hospital, Le Havre, France after being gassed.
FateDied of disease 19 October 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death27
Place of burialSte Marie Cemetery (Division 62, Plot V, Row L, Grave No. 7), Le Havre, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
79
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph Thomas and Alice Mary FAULKNER, Albany, Western Australia. Native of Staffordshire, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, Egypt, 26 April 1916 (venereal disease); discharged to Details, 8 June 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 44 days.

Embarked Alexandria, 6 August 1916, and proceeded to England.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, England, 3 September 1916 (tonsillitis).

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 September 1916; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 24 September 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 1 October 1916; taken on strength of 16th Bn, in the field, 4 October 1916.

Admitted to No 12 Australian Field Ambulance, 1 February 1917, and transferred to No 45 Casualty Clearing Station the same day (bronchitis); to No 1/1 South Midland Casualty Clearing Station, 2 February 1917; to No 6 General Hospital, Rouen, 3 February 1917; to England, 6 February 1917; to Frensham Military Hospital, 7 February 1917; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 7 March 1917; discharged to furlough, 19 March 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 4 April 1917.

Marched out to Camp Headquarters, Perham Downs, 12 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 May 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 10 May 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 13 May 1917; rejoined 16th Bn, 14 May 1917.

Wounded in action, 11 July 1917; admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 12 July 1917 (gassed); discharged, 15 July 1917; rejoined unit, 15 July 1917.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 16 July 1917.

Admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance, 3 September 1917 (pyrexia of unknown origin); transferred to No 58 Casualty Clearing Station, 5 September 1917; to No 17 Ambulance Train, 7 September 1917; to No 22 General Hospital, Cameirs, 7 September 1917; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 19 September 1917; to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 23 September 1917; to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 9 November 1917; to England, 15 November 1917; to War Hospital, Guildford, 15 November 1917 (trench fever); discharged, 11 December 1917; marched into No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 11 December 1917.

Classified 'B1B', 12 December 1917.

Taken on strength of Permanent Cadre, Hurdcott, 1 January 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 1 January 1918.

Admitted to Group Hospital, Hurdcott, 19 January 1918 (synovitis); transferred to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 23 January 1918; marched into Overseas Training Bde, Hurdcott, 2 March 1918.

Reverts to rank of Lance Corporal, 18 March 1918.

Found guilty, 21 March 1918, of being absent without leave from midnight hours, 20 March 1918, until 1600 hours, 20 March 1918: award, reprimanded, and total forfeiture of 1 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 March 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 29 March 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 5 April 1918; rejoined 16th Bn, 11 April 1918.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 8 August 1918, and admitted to No 13 Australian Field Ambulance the same day (gassed); transferred to No 20 Casualty Clearing Station, 9 August 1918; to No 83 General Hospital, Boulogne, 9 August 1918; to No 18 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 17 September 1918; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 17 September 1918; to No 10 Convalescent Depot, Ecault, 19 September 1918; discharged, 4 October 1918, and marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, the same day.

Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Le Havre, 12 October 1918 (influenza).

Died, No 2 General Hospital, 19 October 1918 (influenza and bronchial pneumonia).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FAULKNER Lionel Herbert

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