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Faulknor, R S J

St Mary's A.D.S Cemetery

St Mary's A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes, Pas de Calais

Family Memorial in St Saviour's Churchyard, Jersey


Memorial plaque in St Saviour's Churchyard, Jersey



Robert Sylvester John Faulknor

Captain Robert Sylvester John Faulknor
1st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

1914-15 Star

Robert Sylvester John Faulknor

Son of Lt. Col. Augustus Arthur Malcolm Maude Faulknor (Indian Army) and Laura M. I. de Carteret, his wife, of 2, Rock Terrace, Trinity Rd., Jersey. Educated at Victoria College, Wellington College & Sandhurst Royal Military College.

Killed in action at Loos, aged 27 years

Commemorated on family memorial in St Saviour's Churchyard, Jersey
Commemorated on St Saviour's Parish Memorial, Jersey

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 4 October 1915


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 4 October 1915

Death of a Jersey Officer. It is with deep regret that we have to chronicle the death of Captain R S J Faulknor, only son of the late Lieutenant Colonel Faulknor (Indian Army) and of Mrs Faulknor of Rock Terrace, Jersey. The deceased officer, who was 27, had been educated at Victoria College and at Wellington College and subsequently passed through Sandhurst. In 1907 he received a commission in the 1st Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and in 1913 he was attached to the Kings African Rifles and during his period of service in East Africa he saw much fighting against the Somalis and subsequently against the German forces. He was severely wounded last Autumn and subsequently left Mombassa for hospital in London. In June he was able to rejoin his Battalion on the Western Front and while fighting in the great offensive of 26/27 September he was killed. Information was at first conveyed to Mrs Faulknor that her son was missing but last evening she received a telegram from the War Office to the effect that Captain Faulknor had laid down his life for his country. To Mrs Faulknor and all other members of the family we would tender our sincere sympathy in their bereavement.

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