Faulder Family Genealogy

17 August, 2010

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

5 Comments »

  1. […] believed that Evelyn was the first member of the family to hear of the death of Harold Faulder (q.v.) when a soldier “riding upfront” with her (possibly with other motives in mind) asked […]

    Pingback by Evelyn Faulder’s award of the Military Medal « Faulder Family Genealogy — 30 September, 2010 @ 8:02 pm

  2. […] 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 […]

    Pingback by The Quick and the Dead: Upcoming book « Faulder Family Genealogy — 5 February, 2011 @ 1:21 pm

  3. […] was born 5 July 1918, ten week after his father, Harold Faulder was killed in action near […]

    Pingback by The life of HDS (Dick) Faulder « Faulder Family Genealogy — 13 April, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

  4. Cross-posting of a comment on the home page:

    Of passing interest – I have an 18pr shell case engraved:

    Ypres
    July 1915

    S C Brierly

    The name ‘S C Brierly’ is engraved in his handwriting which matches that on his letter to Marjorie Fell Faulder

    [[ to realise the significance of this comment see pages 49/50 of the large file attached to this post ]]

    Comment by Grant Gibson — 2 January, 2013

    Comment by David — 2 January, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

  5. […] details of my grandfather’s life are in an earlier post. This document is due for revision since finding Captain Johnson’s letter. I am currently […]

    Pingback by On this night 100 years ago (1 July 1916) « Faulder Family Genealogy — 22 August, 2016 @ 10:28 am

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

Powered by WordPress