Faulder Family Genealogy

26 April, 2018

On this Day 100 years ago: Harold Faulder; Killed in Action

On this day 100 years ago (26th April 1918) my Grandfather, Harold Faulder, climbed out of a trench near Ypres leading his company across no man’s land towards the German lines. He did not return and his body was never recovered.

A previous post had detailed his career. Today I am looking at what we know about the night of 25th/26th April and the early morning of 26th April 1918. (more…)

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

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