Faulder Family Genealogy

4 February, 2011

The Quick and the Dead: Upcoming book

Richard van Emden will be publishing a book later this year about the Great War families left without a father or husband.  Although stories of members of our family do not feature, some may recognise the cover.
Cover illustration

The picture was taken at Tyne Cot in the 1920s by Marjorie Faulder, widow of Harold Faulder, and shows my father pointing out his father’s name.

A friend of the author saw the picture when I used it to illustrate a post on the Great War Forum and consequently Richard Van Emden approached me asking if he could use the image.  My brother and I agreed (almost two and a half years ago). (more…)

18 August, 2010

Marjorie Fell Faulder (née Lendrum)’s WW1 scrapbook

Harold and Marjorie Faulder

Harold and Marjorie Faulder at Holy Trinity, Huddersfield on their Wedding Day

Marjorie Fell Faulder (née Lendrum)’s scrapbook based on her husband Harold’s service in World War 1

Picasa Photo Albumopen new window This contains photographs, postcards and newspaper cuttings meticulously filed until April 1918.  Marjorie Faulder was my Grandmother.

17 August, 2010

Map of WW1 The Western Front

Google Mapopen new window showing places associated with Harold Faulder’s War Service.

Wilfred Willet (b 1890): Rescued by his wife during World War One

Wilfred Leslie Willett (1890-1961), a medical student, married Eileen Stenhouse (1892-1961) in 1913 (and again in 1914). He joined the London Rifles (1/5th battalion, The London Regiment) in 1914 and was injured in December of that year, when he climbed out of the trenches at Ploegsteert to attempt to assist an injured man (Private, later acting Captain Ernest G Moore) in No Man’s Land. The injury was a severe head injury. (more…)

The life and death of Harold Faulder (killed in action Ypres 26 April 1918)

Harold Faulder, 3rd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment

Harold Faulder, 3rd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment

  • Eldest son of Joseph Sewell Faulder & Emily Storyopen pdf window. My paternal Grandfather.
  • He returned from the United States (where he was working) to enlist via the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps.
  • He initially served in England with the 3rd Battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment.
  • Later he served in France with the 14th Battalion of the same regiment (The 2nd Barnsley Pals), when he was acting commanding officer in the final weeks of its existence before it was disbanded.
  • He was killed in action near Ypres four days after joining the 1/4th battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment and has no known grave.
  • He was mentioned in despatches twice, but details are currently unknown.
  • There is some dispute over his rank at his death.
  • His only child, my father, was born 10 weeks after his death.

The Life of Harold Faulder (large file!)open pdf window
The Final Hours of the life of Harold Faulderopen pdf window
Commonwealth War Graves Commission recordopen new window

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